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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The world will likely exceed 1.5°C warming between 2026 and 2042 if emissions are not rapidly reduced, and 2°C threshold could be exceeded by 2034. The post Analysis: When might the world exceed 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming? appeared first on RenewEconomy.