A new paper in the journal Nature argues that most fossil fuels, such as oil, gas and coal, will need to remain in the ground if we are to meet the target of keeping global temperature rise to 1.5C. Professor Michael Bradshaw of Warwick Business School and Dr Caroline Kuzemko of Politics and International Studies give their expert view on the conclusions below.
The Office of National Statistics reports that the inflation rate in the UK has risen to 2.1%, passing the Bank of England target of 2%. Professor Abhinay Muthoo of the Department of Economics and Professor Nigel Driffield of Warwick Business School comment here on what factors could have caused this jump.
Figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders reported today show that car production in the UK last year was at its lowest level since 1984. Professor Christian Stadler of Warwick Business School comments on the 'perfect storm' of factors behind this.
As Centrica, the owner of British Gas, has announced plans to cut 5,000 jobs, Professor David Elmes of Warwick Business School and Professor Mike Waterson of the Department of Economics comment on the factors that may have led the company to this decision.
O2 and Virgin Media have announced plans to merge, creating one of the UK's largest entertainment and telecoms in the process, and experts from Warwick Business School have offered his thoughts on how this is likely to affect prices for customers, and on what both parent firms will need to make this joint venture successful.