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    • 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...

    • A Case of False False Balance, or Global Warming as a Drag on Progress
      John Nielsen-Gammon

      A Case of False False Balance, or Global Warming as a Drag on Progress

      Media Matters for America cannot be accused of false balance.  It's one-sided.  It's dedicated, as its website reports, to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media. It's entirely possible to be both one-sided and accurate.  But in this post, I'm going to look at a case where I say Media Matters was wrong. The False False Balance Kevin Kalhoefer reports on a Media Matters analysis of climate coverage by the major news media.  Coverage of climate change issues... Continue Reading...

    • The answer lies after 2050, probably not before
      David Hone

      The answer lies after 2050, probably not before

      The global energy system works on timescales of decades rather years. When considering the changes required in managing the climate issue, the short to medium term takes us to 2050 and the long term is 2100! As such, drawing long term conclusions based on a 2050 outlook raises validity issues. David Hone A new Letter published in Nature (and reported on here) discusses the long term use of fossil fuels, further exploring the notion that certain... Continue Reading...

    • Dr. Nielsen-Gammon's presentation on CCNF well received at AGU Fall Meeting
      Michael Quirke

      Dr. Nielsen-Gammon's presentation on CCNF well received at AGU Fall Meeting

      Earlier photo of Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon presenting at UH. Credit: University of Houston It was a great honor for Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon to present on CCNF in the oral session on 'Climate Literacy: Culture of Science and Broader Impacts Done Well I' at the recent American Geophysical Union's annual Fall Meeting. The session was chaired by scientist-educators from the NASA Langley Research Center, Paleontological Research Institution, and a collection of universities and his fellow co-presenters at the session came from the National Science Foundation,... Continue Reading...

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