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Carbon Brief
CarbonBrief logo.png
Type of site
Climate and energy
Available inEnglish
Alexa rankIncrease 138,287 (August 2018)[1]
LaunchedDecember 6, 2010; 8 years ago (2010-12-06)[2]
Current statusActive

Carbon Brief is a UK-based website[3][4] designed to "improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response". Leo Hickman is the director and editor for Carbon Brief.[5] Carbon Brief's climate-and-energy coverage is often cited by news outlets, or climate related websites, i.e. YALE Climate Communications highlighted a summary of climate model projections,[6] a 2011 The Guardian article quoted then-editor Christian Hunt,[7] in 2017 The New York Times cited climate scientist Zeke Hausfather,[8] or in 2018 MIT Technology Review cited an analysis on emissions scenarios.[9]


Carbon Brief is funded by the European Climate Foundation, and has their office located in London. The website was established in response to the Climategate controversy.[10]


The New York Times climate team's newsletter in May 2018 highlighted a CarbonBrief article about solar climate engineering, as insightful.[11]


The Royal Statistical Society gave Carbon Brief a Highly Commended award for investigative journalism in 2018, for the in 2017 published article, Mapped: How UK foreign aid is spent on climate change, authored by Leo Hickman and Rosamund Pearce.[12] In 2017, Carbon Brief won The Drum Online Media Award for "Best Specialist Site for Journalism".[13]

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  1. ^ " Traffic Statistics". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Whois Record for". WHOIS. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Kravitz Interviewed by Carbon Brief at International Geoengineering Conference". PNNL. 2017.
  4. ^ "Whom Do You Trust on Climate Change?". The New York Times. 2013.
  5. ^ "About Us". Carbon Brief.
  6. ^ "How well have climate models projected global warming?". Yale Climate Communications. 2017.
  7. ^ "Lord Lawson's 'misleading' climate claims challenged by scientific adviser". The Guardian. 2011.
  8. ^ "No Data Manipulation in 2015 Climate Study, Researchers Say". The New York Times. 2017.
  9. ^ "The daunting math of climate change means we'll need carbon capture". MIT Technology Review. 2018.
  10. ^ "How Twitter and Carbon Brief are helping climate change scientists fight Donald Trump online". The Drum. 2017.
  11. ^ "Arctic Ice Is Getting 'Younger.' But That's Not Healthier". The New York Times. 2018.
  12. ^ "Statistical excellence in journalism". Royal Statistical Society. 2018.
  13. ^ "Online Media Awards 2017". The Drum. 2017.

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