State of the climate: 2020 ties as warmest year on record

With all the official climate data now in, the world’s surface temperatures in 2020 have been confirmed as effectively tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record.  In this article, Carbon Brief explains why the year proved to be so remarkable across the planet’s oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface. Last year set a number […]

Analysis: Why the new Met Office temperature record shows faster warming since 1970s

The first major update of the UK Met Office’s global temperature dataset in eight years moves it from one of the slowest warming records to the fastest. A number of different research groups around the world provide estimates of global surface temperatures. They differ based on their starting year, the corrections they make to changing […]

UNEP: Net-zero pledges provide an ‘opening’ to close growing emissions ‘gap’

The recent net-zero pledges by major emitting countries and the potential for a “green recovery” from the Covid-19 pandemic “presents the opening” for the world to close the growing “gap” between existing commitments and what is needed to limit global warming to meet the Paris Agreement goals. This is according to the latest UN Environment […]