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    • Getting to net-zero emissions
      David Hone

      Getting to net-zero emissions

      It is looking increasingly likely, but not a given, that a reference to global net-zero emissions or even a specific goal to achieve net-zero emissions by a certain date (e.g. end of the century) will appear in the climate deal that is expected to emerge from the Paris COP at the end of this year. But like many such goals, it is both open to interpretation and raises questions as to how it might actually be achieved. The background to... Continue Reading...

    • Checkin' back
      Andreas Schmittner

      Checkin' back

      Checkin' back on my favorite climate observation sites from last year. The ocean heat content increased from ~17 to ~18 (1022 Joules). They had to extend the vertical axis from 20 to 25 to accommodate the expected rise until 2020.   Sure enough CO2 broke the 400 ppm ceiling (as I predicted [I admit there wasn't much magic in that]). Note that they also had to extend the vertical axis from 400 to 405. Arctic sea ice: about as low... Continue Reading...

    • What can really be done by 2050?
      David Hone

      What can really be done by 2050?

      The calls for climate action are becoming louder and bolder as the weeks continue to countdown towards COP21 in Paris. Perhaps none have been as bold as the recent call by The B Team for governments to commit to a global goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and to embed this in the agreement to be signed at COP21 in Paris. David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser for Royal Dutch Shell The B Team... Continue Reading...

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