Tag Archives: Emission reductions

Lukewarmers resurgent

I’ve noticed a slight resurgence in those claiming to be lukewarmers and trying to argue that this is some kind of reasonable middle ground. I’ve written about lukewarmers before, but the basic issue with the lukewarmer argument is that they … Continue reading

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Trump and Paris

So, Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. It’s not really a great surprise, but disappointing nonetheless. The thing that gets me is how inconsistent the arguments for leaving seem to be. I particularly liked David Roberts’s … Continue reading

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Practice what you preach?

I wanted to comment briefly on a recent paper which concludes that recommendations made by climate researchers are followed when they practice what they preach. This seems pretty obvious to me; if you’re going to make specific suggestions, then people … 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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The 1C milestone

Just a quick post to highlight that – according to the UK Met Office – 2015 is likely to be 1oC above pre-industrial – well, 1oC above the 1850 to 1900 average. If you think that we should have a … Continue reading

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Steve Koonin in the New York Times

Steve Koonin has an Op-Ed in the New York Times called The tough realities of the Paris climate talks. It’s a little odd, in that when I last discussed Steve Koonin he appeared to be suggesting that the effect of … Continue reading

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Mark Carney’s speech

Mark Carney, the Governer of the Bank of England, gave a pretty impressive speech a couple of days ago. You can read the speech yourself, but I thought I would use it to highlight more of what I was getting … Continue reading

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