Tagged: Paris

2017 in top three hottest years on record, with record-breaking extreme weather - News

John Kerr Nov 07, 2017

This year will be the third hottest year on record, according to a new report released to coincide with a major climate summit in Germany. World Meteorological Organization’s provisional Statement on the State of the Climate reveals that the mean global temperature for the period January to September 2017 was approximately 1.1°C above the pre-industrial era.  As a result of … Read More

What will the world actually look like at 1.5°C of warming? - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 19, 2016

By Richard Betts, University of Exeter The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t need a computer model to predict this, it is simple common sense. As temperatures rise, sooner or later … Read More

Global climate talks move to Marrakesh: Here’s what they need to achieve - Guest Work

Guest Author Nov 08, 2016

By Adil Najam, Boston University and Henrik Selin, Boston University Even though evidence on an ever-worsening global climate keeps pouring in with alarming frequency, the last 12 months have, in fact, been a relatively good year for global climate policy. This week, the world’s countries meet in Marrakesh, Morocco, to follow up on the … Read More

Pacific pariah: how Australia’s love of coal has left it out in the diplomatic cold - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 09, 2016

Wesley Morgan, The University of the South Pacific Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will have some explaining to do when he attends the Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ meeting in Pohnpei, Micronesia, this week. Australia’s continued determination to dig up coal, while refusing to dig deep to tackle climate change, has put it increasingly at odds with world … Read More

Paris climate agreement will only succeed if we avoid the pitfalls of Kyoto - Guest Work

Guest Author May 12, 2016

By Roman de Rafael, Université Paris-Est Créteil Val de Marne It was seen as cause for great celebration when representatives of 175 nations met in New York to sign the historic agreement developed at the 2015 climate summit in Paris. But is the deal enough to reign in climate change? And does it stand up to scrutiny? … Read More

1.5 to stay alive: big issues for small countries as Paris climate talks get down to nitty gritty - Hot Topic

Cindy Baxter Dec 09, 2015

I’ve been in Paris for over a week now, and the speed at which everything goes past, including time, is frightening.   I think the 40,000 expected have now all arrived.  I’m getting worried the only Eiffel Tower I’ll see is the one made of red folding chairs at the end of the “Champs Elysee” at the meeting. We began last … Read More

Why we need a ‘space race’ approach to saving the planet - Guest Work

Guest Author Dec 03, 2015

Christopher Grainger, UCL In the late 1960s a good chunk of the world’s brightest minds and fanciest labs were devoted to one thing: space exploration. When NASA’s funding peaked in 1966 the organisation employed 400,000 people and consumed more than 4% of the US federal budget. Three years later, after less than a decade of serious … Read More

COP21: The latest - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Dec 02, 2015

Here you’ll find links to posts from our various Sciblogs contributors and guest posters as well as to reports from New Zealand Herald science reporter Jamie Morton and RNZ political reporter Chris Bramwell, who are both at the COP21 meeting in Paris. Sciblogs News – Paris agreement settled Guest Work – Good deal or bad? Emotional turmoil … Read More

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