What’s in a number? The significance of the 1.5°C warming threshold and reporting on its possible breach in popular media
— 24 May 2023
These findings were widely covered by popular media outlets, including in articles published by The Guardian, CNN, and BBC, which all reported that this temperature increase would ...
How much of a climate solution can technologies such as carbon capture and storage be?
— 23 May 2023
Science has shown consistently that adding CO2 to the atmosphere is changing the climate in various ways, including raising the surface temperature of the oceans and atmosphere. On...
Wind turbines can kill birds, but not as many as fossil fuels and other anthropogenic impacts
— 14 Dec 2022
“It is true that renewable energy developments like solar and wind farms (along with the power lines to connect them to the grid) can impact negatively on birds and other wildlif...
Here’s what we know about how climate change impacts hurricanes – and what we don’t
— 11 Oct 2022
The uncertainty surrounding how hurricane frequency could change as the climate warms has been brought up in claims seeking to undermine climate change’s impact on hurricanes. Th...
Different parts of the planet warm more quickly than others. That doesn’t mean climate change isn’t happening.
— 16 Sep 2022
If you’re even a casual consumer of climate news, you probably know that some parts of the globe are warming more rapidly than others. Scientists have known for years, for instan...
Yes, plants need carbon dioxide. No, that doesn’t mean it’s harmless.
— 23 Jun 2022
“The benefit[s] of increasing CO2 concentrations for plant growth are increasingly being outweighed by the negative impacts, especially of global warming. This is true for natura...
Water scarcity in a changing climate: will drought get worse with warming?
— 20 May 2022
"The thing to remember is that drought is a very complex phenomenon. For one, drought is not just precipitation. Drought is also soil moisture and streamflow. This is an important ..
How sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic is influenced by climate change
— 27 Jan 2022
“The decreases have accelerated since the 1990s and have been part of a consistent suite of changes in the Arctic, including rising atmospheric temperatures, melting land ice, th...
Demonetization of climate change misinformation on Youtube: a quick check on the implementation of Google Ads’ new policy
— 20 Dec 2021
Google announced that any content, including YouTube videos, that ‘contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change’ would no...
Explainer: How the rise and fall of CO2 levels influenced the ice ages
— 02 Jun 2021
The Earth’s climate has been quite stable over the past 11,000 years, playing an important role in the development of human civilisation. Prior to that, the Earth experienced an ...