Tag Archives: Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson: how numbers reveal another reality

I’ve finally watched the video of Kevin Anderson’s talk (posted in a comment that I currently can’t find) which was part of the Cambridge Climate Lecture Series. I found it quite uncomfortable. He addressed things that we typically avoid. The … 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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Precautionary measures

Nassim Taleb, who is the originator of the Black Swan theory, is – amongst others – the author of a short essay called Climate models and precautionary measures. The basic premise seems to be that because this is a global … 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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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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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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The 2 degree threshold

I’ve never really written about the 2 degree threshold before, largely because I don’t really have particularly strong views about it. Scientifically, it’s a little odd to try and characterise what is clearly a very complex system with a single … Continue reading

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