Is carbon removal technology the answer to addressing climate change?

To prevent further global heating, humans need to stop burning fossil fuels. But that's not enough — experts now say we also need to remove billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. What are our options? Martin Kuebler and Gero Rueter discuss the issues in an article on the Deutsche Welle website.   Can … Continue reading Is carbon removal technology the answer to addressing climate change?

At Davos, UN Secretary General critical of fossil fuel industry of refusing to abandon a business model at odds with human survival

The Secretary General has really taken the lead to work at every angle to get climate change policies on track to meet our Paris climate agreement. At COP27, he was very vocal, thankfully. This week Mr. Guterres was at Davos, criticising big companies that, ‘like the tobacco industry’, ride roughshod over their own science. Larry … Continue reading At Davos, UN Secretary General critical of fossil fuel industry of refusing to abandon a business model at odds with human survival

Higher education in France will have to integrate the challenges of the ecological transition into their syllabus

A lack of training on the climate crisis for professors in French universities is one of the main obstacles to making higher education at the forefront of leading the climate transition. Soazig Le Nevé discusses the issues in an article on the Le Monde website. What are your views?   In France's universities, the climate … Continue reading Higher education in France will have to integrate the challenges of the ecological transition into their syllabus

Concerns about underreporting of GHG emissions from oil and gas operations

Climate Trace reports half of 50 largest sources of greenhouse gas are oil and gas operations and many underreport their emissions. Fiona Harvey discusses the report in an article on the Guardian website.   Oil and gas greenhouse emissions ‘three times higher’ than producers claim Greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas facilities around the … Continue reading Concerns about underreporting of GHG emissions from oil and gas operations

Concern that scenarios forecasting the future of the energy sector prepared by major oil companies not compatible with the Paris climate agreement

In an article on the Conversation website, Robert Brecha, Professor of Sustainability at the University of Dayton and Gaurav Ganti, Ph.D. Student in Geography at Humboldt University of Berlin discuss the results of an analysis of several scenarios including two from the International Energy Agency and determined that five of them – including frequently cited … Continue reading Concern that scenarios forecasting the future of the energy sector prepared by major oil companies not compatible with the Paris climate agreement

What works to slow climate change?

Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Scholar, NCAR; Affiliated Faculty at the University of Auckland, writes on The Conversation website argues that that the most effective way to address the climate change problem is to decarbonise economies not to have such alternatives as geoengineering; carbon capture and storage, including “direct air capture”; and planting trees. What are your … Continue reading What works to slow climate change?

Not just a question of doing more with less, sufficiency requires paradigm shift towards ‘enoughness’

Sufficiency is a field of action that seeks to enhance the material wellbeing of the world’s poorest but simultaneously supports a more just distribution of the scarce resources provided by the Earth. Sadhbh O'Neill, a lecturer in climate policy and member of Dublin City University Centre for Climate and Society, in an article on the … Continue reading Not just a question of doing more with less, sufficiency requires paradigm shift towards ‘enoughness’

People’s views of the climate crisis can be influenced by the media but research shows it only has limited impact

Fiona Harvey writes on The Guardian website about recent research in the US that people’s views of climate science really were shifted by reading reporting that accurately reflected scientific findings but the effect quickly faded. One way to reinforce the impacts of accurate science reporting was to repeat it more often. What are your views? … Continue reading People’s views of the climate crisis can be influenced by the media but research shows it only has limited impact

There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

Scientists warn we need to cut our emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. Maryam Zakir-Hussain discusses in an article on The Independent website.   Slashing CO2 emissions isn't enough to prevent climate catastrophe, study warns Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is not enough to prevent devastating effects of global warming, a new study warns. But cutting the … Continue reading There is a need to cut emissions of methane and other climate pollutants: focusing soley on reducing fossil fuel emissions is not enough

New report on the cost of climate change to the UK economy

Many of the climate change impacts that the UK faces have the potential to create serious socioeconomic consequences. Ben Cooke writes on The Times website about a new report that provide improved estimates of the likely economic damages from climate change to the UK, highlighting where the greatest risks and need for adaptation are. The … Continue reading New report on the cost of climate change to the UK economy