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North Atlantic Ocean. Credit: Radius Images / Alamy Stock Photo. D43M9P

Slowdown of Atlantic conveyor belt could trigger ‘two decades’ of rapid global warming

A slowdown in the Atlantic Ocean current bringing warm water up to Europe from the tropics could trigger “a period of rapid global surface warming�... Read More

Oceans | Jul 18. 2018.

Major correction to satellite data shows 140% faster warming since 1998

A new paper published in the Journal of Climate reveals that the lower part of the Earth's atmosphere has warmed much faster since 1979 than scientist... Read More

Global temperature | Jun 30. 2017.

Study: Why troposphere warming differs between models and satellite data

The most common measure of global temperature rise is here on the Earth’s surface, but scientists also gather data on how temperatures in the atmosp... Read More

Global temperature | Jun 21. 2017.
Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean

Factcheck: Mail on Sunday's 'astonishing evidence' about global temperature rise

This is a guest post by Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis project... Read More

Factchecks | Feb 5. 2017.
Shanghai's skyline in a sea of clouds

Clouds dampened warming since 1980s, study shows

A new study helps unravel one of the biggest uncertainties for scientists making climate change projections - how clouds will be affected as the Earth... Read More

Climate sensitivity | Oct 31. 2016.
Power plant and a village in early morning in winter, north China

Aerosol emissions key to the surface warming ‘slowdown’, study says

In the early 2000s, the rate of warming at the Earth’s surface was slower than scientists expected, despite the continued accumulation of CO2 in the... Read More

GHGs and aerosols | | Jun 20. 2016.
French Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of World Meteorological Organization, (WMO), speaks to the media about the WMO Greenhouse Gas Bulletin during a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland

The Carbon Brief Interview: Michel Jarraud

Michel Jarraud is the long-serving Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), due to leave office at the end of 2015 after more... Read More

Interviews | Dec 22. 2015.
NOAA's latest weather model showing the surface temperature of the US in 2014

No 'slowdown' in global surface temperatures after all, study finds

A new paper published today says the much-discussed "slowdown" in warming at Earth's surface may not exist after all. The study, published in the jo... Read More

Hiatus | Jun 4. 2015.
Clear blue ocean

Surface warming 'hiatus' could stick around another five years, say scientists

Don't be surprised if the slower pace of warming we're seeing at the Earth's surface lasts for another five years, scientists say. A new paper out to... Read More

Hiatus | Feb 23. 2015.
Volcano erupting in Iceland

How small volcanic eruptions may have slowed surface temperature rise

Yesterday, the Daily Mail reported on new research that suggests small volcanic eruptions have a bigger effect on the climate system than scientists... Read More

Hiatus | Jan 13. 2015.

Five bits of research that shaped climate science in 2014

Climate science never stops developing. Over the course of the year we've covered a myriad of scientific studies, some of which have made the news, an... Read More

Temperature | Ice | Dec 26. 2014.
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