Type of site
|Climate and energy|
|Alexa rank||138,287 (August 2018)|
|Launched||December 6, 2010|
Carbon Brief is a UK-based website 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. 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, a 2011 The Guardian article quoted then-editor Christian Hunt, in 2017 The New York Times cited climate scientist Zeke Hausfather, or in 2018 MIT Technology Review cited an analysis on emissions scenarios.
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. In 2017, Carbon Brief won The Drum Online Media Award for "Best Specialist Site for Journalism".