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Emission reductions, negative emissions, and overshoots

I was wanting to briefly discuss a paper I ran across that looks at What would it take to achieve the Paris temperature targets? The basic idea is to develop emission pathways that depend on three basic parameters; the time … 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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Kevin Anderson on Paris

I realise Marc Hudson has already posted this on his site, but I thought I would also post it here. It’s a video of Marc interviewing Kevin Anderson about the Paris agreement. I think the video is a touch too … Continue reading

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Zero emissions

David Roberts has a recent post that I’ve only just noticed called why zero is a better climate target than 2 degrees. The zero refers to net global emissions, not to temperature. The argument is essentially that zero is a … Continue reading

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Pragmatism

It’s been interesting to see the different responses to the Paris agreement. James Hansen calls it a fraud (Richard Erskine thinks he’s wrong). Kevin Anderson is a bit more measured. Others are more positive and optimistic. I find myself sympathysing … 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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Censoring their own research?

This is going to be my last post about the whole 2oC pathways issue, I promise 🙂 I was wanting, however, to discuss this Washington Post article called The magic number. It quotes Kevin Anderson, whose work I’ve discussed before. … Continue reading

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