Our new study reveals how tight the world’s remaining carbon budget is.
IPCC authors go beyond the headlines to explain how 1.5℃ warming is measured – and why there’s still reason to hope, and act, if Earth exceeds that limit.
Our team of 40 researchers combined natural and social sciences to assess the plausible limits of future climate change.
The seismic changes to energy supply and demand during the pandemic could be just the beginning.
Countries cannot be expected to all tread the same path to net zero emissions.
Humanity can still limit global warming to 1.5°C this century. But political action will determine whether it actually does. Conflating the two questions amounts to dangerous, misplaced punditry.
Discord and doubt are the last things the world needs at this critical moment.
Several countries have made pledges to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero by mid-century. But new research finds the remaining carbon budget will be depleted before we get there.
Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.
Our new study shows that cutting emissions now will bring benefits sooner than expected.
Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate.
Clouds can act as both blanket and parasol – warming our atmosphere at the same time as cooling it. But which effect will dominate?
Our new research uncovered stark carbon inequality across the EU.
To limit warming to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels, we’ll need to cut global emissions by 7.6% each year this decade. It’s difficult, but not impossible.
Global heating could reduce mountain glacier snow and ice by up to 80% by 2100, threatening major drinking water supplies.
The climate emergency requires the full mobilisation of scientific institutions, but the persistent compartmentalization between disciplines and difficulties of adaptation hinder their action.
Nations are signed up to limit global heating to well below 2°C, and to aim for 1.5°C. Limiting warming to the latter matters - the future of humanity and the living world is at stake.
Fossil fuels are heating the atmosphere – but the fact that we’re burning them may not be the only reason.
A new study lays out what must happen immediately for any hope of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
The climate issue cannot be considered less urgent than the social or economic crisis.