Tag Archives: Carbon budget

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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Climate targets

Oliver Geden is a climate/energy policy analyst at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. I’ve written before about Oliver Geden’s views and have, typically, been rather unimpressed by what he presents. He’s even accussed me of misrepresenting him, … Continue reading

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5000 GtC

The advantage of working at a university, is that you get the opportunity to attend interesting seminars, especially if Kit Carruthers reminds you (on which note, I also discovered that Kit submitted his PhD thesis last month). The talk today … Continue reading

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1.5C?

I think that the negotiators in Paris are pretty close to reaching an agreement (may have already done so). There’s a draft version here. Maybe the most interesting aspect of the agreement is the paragraph below: Emphasizing with serious concern … Continue reading

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Kevin Anderson – The Ostrich or the Phoenix

Before I write the second part of my discussion on drawing down atmospheric CO2, I thought I would promote this comment to a post. It’s highlighting a recent talk (video at the end of this post) by Kevin Anderson, Professor … Continue reading

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Representative Concentration Pathways

I’ve noticed a fair amount of dicussion about the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) varying from they’re scientific fraud, they’re overly optimistic, to the details are being hidden so the IPCC can’t be trusted. I haven’t actually paid to much attention … Continue reading

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