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

Public inaction is driving some climate scientists to engage in civil disobedience

Frustration, rage, terror, desperation: After decades of being ignored, scientists are resorting to more radical action to communicate the dire urgency of the climate crisis. Casey Quackenbush discusses the frustration in an article on the Washington Post website. What are your views?   The climate scientists are not alright As Rose Abramoff chained herself to … Continue reading Public inaction is driving some climate scientists to engage in civil disobedience

“At Cop27, it is incumbent upon all states and non-state actors to demonstrate a united world that faces climate change challenges through urgent, ambitious, and transformative agenda”

The latest IPCC report and Ukraine crisis show the urgency of phasing out fossil fuels, investing in renewables and developing sustainable agriculture. Mahmoud Mohieldin, the Egyptian UN Climate Change high-level champion and the UN special envoy on financing the 2030 sustainable development agenda writes on the Climate Change News website about some of his views … Continue reading “At Cop27, it is incumbent upon all states and non-state actors to demonstrate a united world that faces climate change challenges through urgent, ambitious, and transformative agenda”

There are ways of conveying the hard scientific facts about climate change to young people while at the same time fostering resilience

Today’s teens and people in their 20s are experiencing increased anxiety, grief, fear or guilt about the planet’s future as well as their own. Fortunately, there are ways of conveying the hard scientific facts about climate change while at the same time fostering resilience. Simon Appolloni, Assistant Professor, School of the Environment at the University … Continue reading There are ways of conveying the hard scientific facts about climate change to young people while at the same time fostering resilience

One African’s view of the recent IPCC report

Victor Ongoma, Assistant Professor at Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique in Morocco writes on The Conversation website about his views on the latest IPCC report published this week.   Climate change report: what we must do to avert the looming crisis Climate change is a threat to all aspects of our lives. Every degree of global warming … Continue reading One African’s view of the recent IPCC report