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Focus on COP15

The science behind the negotiations

Opinion

Copenhagen Accord shows 'dissonant ambition'

Study reveals agreement unlikely to limit temperature rise to less than 2 °C

Copenhagen: what next?

UNFCC mandarin Yvo de Boer and climate scientist Stefan Rahmstorf give their views

All eyes turn to Copenhagen

The spotlight is soon to fall on climate negotiators but recent weeks have raised a number of "tricky" issues for climate scientists.

Carbon offsetting - a way of avoiding emissions reductions?

Does offsetting promote low-carbon lifestyles or relieve guilt and encourage more emissions, asks Lorraine Whitmarsh.

The IPCC report: what the lead authors really think

How much did views on the IPCC Fourth Assessment get diluted? Ann Henderson-Sellers considers the results of a survey.

News

295,000 US deaths may be prevented by 2030 with cuts to greenhouse gas

New paper finds that Americans who would otherwise die from lung cancer, heart attacks or respiratory diseases would be saved by reduction in air pollution (from the Guardian)

Environmental research round-up

Highlights from Environmental Research Letters (ERL), including who’s most likely to install solar panels, Arctic ozone anomalies, greenhouse-gas emissions from Kenyan farms, and more.

Climate change increases risk of war in Africa

Global warming could cause additional 400,000 deaths in battle by 2030

European climate policy: enforcement too weak

Evidence of effectiveness also lacking, says study.

Climate-change policy is affordable after all

Measures cheaper than most economic studies have suggested and cost-benefit analysis inappropriate, says economist

Balancing REDD politics and effectiveness

The most effective policies for preventing deforestation are likely to be the least politically palatable

Methane has greater warming effect

Aerosol effects mean methane's global warming potential may be 10% higher than calculated.

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science

Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions

IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science Volume 6

Climate Congress Blog

Scientists and Prime Minister go head to head

Closing session at this year's climate science conference in Copenhagen highlights conflicting needs of policymakers and researchers

Stern words

Economist Nicholas Stern says developed countries should showcase low-carbon growth

Climate change likely to reduce tropical rainforest carbon storage

Results from David Hilbert of CSIRO, Australia, go against the grain

Threshold for Greenland melt could be double previous figure

Limit for irreversible change could be 8 degrees, says Jonathan Bamber of Bristol University

Climate Change Congress: from art to gloom

Fine surroundings but bleak news greet scientists in Copenhagen