Tag Archives: emissions

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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If wishes were horses

There’s a proverb which goes if wishes were horses, beggars would ride, which basically means that it’s useless to simply hope that everything will be fine, it’s better to actually take action. If it isn’t already, it really should be … 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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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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Mass migration

Given that I haven’t had a chance to write anything for a few days, I thought I would highlight this Guardian article called Mass migration is no ‘crisis’: it’s the new normal as the climate changes. It’s the kind of … 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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Cumulative matters

I was contemplating writing a post about a discussion I had on Twitter regarding whether or not we should focus on adaptation while developing technology, but I don’t really have the time now. The one comment I will make is … Continue reading

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