Tag Archives: Carbon brief

A new baseline?

Ed Hawkins and colleagues have a new paper called Estimating changes in global temperature since pre-industrial times, which Ed also discusses in this post. The basic suggestion seems to be that we should probably be defining pre-industrial as the period … Continue reading

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The warmest year…again

I haven’t, yet, written anything about 2016 becoming the warmest year in record. That’s partly because it appears to have been virtually certain that it would be for a few months now, and partly because it’s been extensively covered elsewhere. … Continue reading

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The riskiness of relying on BECCS

Since were discussing (in the comments, at least) carbon budgets and emissions reductions yesterday, I thought I would post this short video of Nebojsa Nakicenovic talking about the riskiness of relying on Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). There’s … Continue reading

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ECS > 2K again

I’ve been away at a meeting where there talks from 9am till about 6pm and then various evening activities. I then came back to work and spent yesterday marking undergraduate research presentations. So, I haven’t had a chance to post … Continue reading

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Implausible?

There was a recent paper looking at the near term acceleration in the rate of temperature change. The Guardian covered it in an article called global warming set to speed up to rates not seen for 1000 years, while Carbon … Continue reading

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