Carbon Brief held its eighth annual quiz on October 14, 2022, hosting nearly 200 scientists, government officials, journalists and climate experts in person, and hundreds more playing online.
In 2021the event was held in Glasgow to coincide with COP26while in 2020the quiz took place on Zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions.
This year saw a return to the usual London venue. This was Carbon Brief’s second fully hybrid event, in which both online and in-person teams were welcome. A total of 45 teams participated – 21 in person and 24 via Zoom.
Double defending champion University of East Anglia (UEA), were unable to attempt the hat-trick due to a work commitment, leaving the floor wide open for a new winner.
The teams competing this year, as in previous years, were made up of a wide range of people who, in one way or another, work on climate change or energy. The list included journalists, civil servants, climate activists, political advisers, energy experts and scientists.
Organizations represented included: office met; Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra); Climate Change Committee; WWF-UK; Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); UCL, Her Majesty’s Treasury, transport department, FinancialTimes, University of Oxford, imperial college london, University of Leeds and the American Embassy. In Exeter, the office met and University of Exeter rented a venue for six teams to participate in the quiz via a side-viewing party.
Incredible scenes from Exeter, where 6 (SIX!) teams rented a venue to compete remotely in @CarbonBrief #CBquiz https://t.co/5bSDuK1qIh
— Simon Evans (@DrSimEvans) October 12, 2022
Teams were tested with five sets of questions – general knowledge, politics, science and two sets of images. After two hours of competitive quizzes, this year’s winners have been announced.
Winner team @CSEINDIA in their moment of glory… pic.twitter.com/Im4ynojdZT
— Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief) October 12, 2022
Competing for the very first time, “The Climate Justice League”, which was made up of political experts and journalists from The Center for Science and the Environment (CST) and Down to earth in India, won the coveted Carbon Brief trophy.
The team accepted the trophy on Zoom at 2 a.m. local time in New Delhi. Watch the moment below:
This is the magical moment when “The Climate Justice League” – the New Delhi team representing @CSEINDIA + @down2earthinde & ordered by @aygoswami – won the 8th @CarbonBrief quiz!
Thanks again to all 45 teams from around the world who participated.#CBQuiz pic.twitter.com/IV57Dg26RV
— Leo Hickman (@LeoHickman) October 13, 2022
With a total of 87 points out of 100, the “Climate Justice League” beat the finalists Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) by a whopping 11 points (76 points).
The Financial Times team – FT Climate Capital – took third place with 71 points, while in fourth place was another Indian team called “Cli-Mates” with 68 points.
See the full ranking here.
And the winners ? of #CBQuiz 2022 are….
The Climate Justice League, playing from Delhi in India ??…. @CSEINDIA
Congratulations ??, and thank you all for playing.
See you next year!
Watch the recording ➡️ https://t.co/MEViThUYYJ pic.twitter.com/Yp1hS9vCMW
— Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief) October 12, 2022
You can read all questions and answers in this PDF document. (We also tweeted throughout the event using the #CBQuiz hashtag.)
Carbon Brief would like to thank all the teams who participated and we look forward to hosting the quiz again in the fall of 2023. If you are interested in taking part in next year’s quiz, please contact us in advance.
Photo gallery by Carbon Brief
Essential preparations for Northern Powerhaus before the @CarbonBrief #CBQuiz pic.twitter.com/VPtwjw4kai
— The Priestley Center (@PriestleyCentre) October 12, 2022
The team gathers for the #CBquiz – this year we are competing as an international team as a subset of the #CMIP6ArcticBootcamp pic.twitter.com/ZxALSkf3Sx
— Ruth Mottram (@ruth_mottram) October 12, 2022
The skeptical science team is ready for the #CBQuiz organized by @CarbonBrief join virtually from UK, Canada, USA and Germany! pic.twitter.com/ZtsJv8fucz
— Skeptical Science (@skepticscience) October 12, 2022
Our hybrid @CarbonBrief #CBQuiz team, really trendy for 2022. The ‘Arctic Penguins’ are @NeilRJennings (captain), @wainwright_cm, @EdGrys, @jjeh102, @petitsimonNaved and Kat. pic.twitter.com/uzuAtHuJwY
— Grantham Imperial (@Grantham_IC) October 12, 2022
The @CSEINDIA / @down2earthinde the team is wired for the @CarbonBrief Pre-COP quiz on New Delhi’s climate and energy!#CBQuiz @anannyadasnhk @parthkumar24 @PulahaRoy @rohinikrish9 @binit_04 @09_sayan @shubham_srvstv https://t.co/uEn547DEeo pic.twitter.com/VuVgn2MKTd
— Avantika Goswami (@aygoswami) October 12, 2022
To a packed #CBQuiz, where the climate community was deeply shocked to learn that hippos can’t swim and that Papua New Guinea has more languages than India. say hello if you are there pic.twitter.com/nUT0zP78eb
—Joe Lo (@joeloyo) October 12, 2022
@UCL_ISRthe team of #CBQuiz – very good at halftime! pic.twitter.com/M0r90roLbV
— Will McDowall (@Will_McDowall) October 12, 2022
Very fun to #CBquizhere is our Carbon bubbles team, scoring 50 points pic.twitter.com/r0bPLFJboE
— Nusa Urbancic (@nusha_u) October 12, 2022
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