Stories by Alex Kirby

Alex Kirby is joint editor at Climate News Network.  is a former BBC journalist and environment correspondent. Before joining the BBC, he was a Reuters news agency stringer in Burkina Faso, and later the BBC Maghreb correspondent. From 1987 to 2005, he was environment correspondent for BBC Radio and TV News, and latterly for the BBC News website. From 1999 to 2005, he presented BBC Radio’s environment programme, Costing the Earth. He is a former honorary visiting fellow of Green-Templeton College, University of Oxford, a member of the consultative committee of the China Center for Climate Change Communication, and a board member of the Geneva-based Zoï Environment Network. subscribe to Alex Kirby's feed

Posted on: Dec 29, 2016, Source: Climate News Network

"The methane being released now, at an accelerating rate, could easily negate the carbon reductions we are making."

Posted on: Feb 25, 2016, Source: Climate News Network

Citizen scientists are helping to glean sea-ice and weather data from logbooks of old whaling vessels to gain a better understanding of Arctic climate change.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: Climate News Network

The news is consistent with current trends in fossil fuel consumption.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2014, Source: Climate News Network

Research into the lakes that form when permafrost melts challenges the widely-held view that they are contributing to Arctic temperature rise by releasing carbon into the atmosphere.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2014, Source: Climate News Network

Comparison of samples spread over more than 30 years has reveal new gases that can add to global warming—and evidence suggests they are man-made.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014, Source: Climate News Network

By enriching the seas with iron expelled from their digestive systems, sperm whales are helping to slow the warming of the Antarctic, scientists say.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: Climate News Network

Drought and fire can dry the Amazon forest to the point where instead of storing carbon it releases it to the atmosphere, several studies suggest.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2013, Source: Climate News Network

Storms as intense as Hurricane Katrina could in a few decades be occurring in the Atlantic every other year under the influence of the changing climate, researchers say.