New analysis shows inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others

Researchers in Australia have been studying the impact of weather on cycling. In Australia, bicycle travel accounts for only about 1% of journeys. Their analysis would hopefully help remove barriers to cycling. Richard Bean, Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran of The University of Queensland discuss their analysis in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading New analysis shows inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others

Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by global warming are struggling to be published

Researchers from the Carbon Brief website examined the backgrounds of around 1,300 authors involved in the 100 most cited climate change research papers from 2016-2020. They found that some 90% of these scientists were affiliated with academic institutions from North America, Europe or Australia. Matt McGrath discusses the findings of the report in an article … Continue reading Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by global warming are struggling to be published

Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Delivering the energy transition at the rate needed to meet agreed climate targets will require changes much faster than we have achieved for decades. On that there is agreement. But what is the role of efficiency improvement and demand reduction in this? We know what the energy industry vested interests think. According to the Shell … Continue reading Blog from Nick Eyre: Re-thinking the zero-carbon energy transition

Focusing solely on technical solutions will fail to solve the climate crisis

The University of Utah provided details of a new study on the Science Daily website that examined the comparative effectiveness of energy efficiency improvement and renewable energy production in the United States. For the past 150 years, humans have pumped extraordinary amounts of greenhouse gasses, such as CO2, into the atmosphere and warmed the planet … Continue reading Focusing solely on technical solutions will fail to solve the climate crisis

Flagship DNV report says energy efficiency remains the biggest opportunity to tackling climate change as the world drifts further away from achieving Paris climate agreement

DNV’s annual Energy Transition Outlook presents the results from their independent model of the world’s energy system. It covers the period through to 2050 and forecasts the energy transition globally and in 10 world regions. An article on the evwind website provides a good commentary on the report.   Electrification Not Enough to Meet Net … Continue reading Flagship DNV report says energy efficiency remains the biggest opportunity to tackling climate change as the world drifts further away from achieving Paris climate agreement

IPCC 6th Assessment Report – the authors understand the urgency of communicating the message effectively

Simon Torok, Honorary Fellow, School of Earth Sciences at The University of Melbourne; James Goldie, Senior Knowledge Broker at Monash University; and Linden Ashcroft, Lecturer in climate science and science communication at The University of Melbourne discuss the importance of effective communication in an article on The Conversation website.   Communicating climate change has never … Continue reading IPCC 6th Assessment Report – the authors understand the urgency of communicating the message effectively

IPCC report – alarmingly, the rate of temperature increase across the African continent exceeds the global average

Victor Ongoma, Assistant Professor at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco raises some important implications for Africa from the findings of the IPCC report in an article on The Conversation website.   Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – a body of the UN tasked … Continue reading IPCC report – alarmingly, the rate of temperature increase across the African continent exceeds the global average

Understanding the Earth’s energy budget that is at the heart of the upcoming IPCC climate assessment

Scott Denning, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University in an article on The Conversation website, explains that our energy budget is out of balance and what it means. With knowledge of what’s changing, everyone can make better choices to preserve the climate as we know it.   Earth’s energy budget is out of … Continue reading Understanding the Earth’s energy budget that is at the heart of the upcoming IPCC climate assessment

The global risks from toxic pollution and climate change are highly correlated and should be jointly analysed in order to inform and better target efforts to reduce or mitigate both risks

A news item on the Climate Adaptation Platform discusses a new study, demonstrating a strong correlation between toxic pollution risk and climate risk, along with varying capacities of countries to manage that risk.  They explain that high-risk low-income countries that must urgently address governance challenges in order to have a chance at successfully addressing pollution … Continue reading The global risks from toxic pollution and climate change are highly correlated and should be jointly analysed in order to inform and better target efforts to reduce or mitigate both risks

Delegates to IPCC Working Group 1 finalising summary for policymakers

Scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are meeting to finalise the initial part of its first major climate assessment in seven years. On the fourth day last week, delegates continued their consideration of the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I (WG I) contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental … Continue reading Delegates to IPCC Working Group 1 finalising summary for policymakers