Both in Britain and abroad, so much has changed in the years since the release of Dave Hutchinson’s Arthur C. Clarke Award nominated Europe in Autumn that the mind positively boggles. In 2014…
Steve FordenEurope in Winter, the 3rd in Dave Hutchinson's exceptional Fractured Europe series. If you have any interest in sci fi (and John Le Carre) then you have to read it, starting with Europe in Autumn. Winter is my favourite & it all feels very Brexit relevant
It is challenging to communicate abstract future climate estimates. Here the authors utilized climate-analog mapping and they identified that North American urban areas’ climate by the 2080’s will become similar to the contemporary climate of...
The scale and nature of energy investments under diverging technology and policy futures is of great importance to decision makers. Here, a multi-model study projects investment needs under countries’ nationally determined contributions and in...
Steve FordenSince people are talking about the costs of ambitious climate action, I thought I'd mention that there actually hasn't been a huge amount of work done on the investment requirements for 1.5C pathways. The key paper thus far is this one
Steve FordenSuppose I should say that strictly speaking the ambition of the GND is a reflection of both science and equity. The science doesn't require net zero US in 10 years, but a more stringent version of equity would. You can play with these issues here
Exposure to excessive heat stress is projected to be widespread in tropical or subtropical
low-income and middle-income countries, highlighting the need to build on the Paris
Agreement regarding global temperature targets, to protect populations who...
The plan is massively ambitious and faces political blockades. Proponents believe it's what's necessary to start saving the world from the threat of climate change and to reshape the U.S. economy.
Steve FordenThe text of the Green New Deal resolution is now available and can be read here. What I find particularly interesting is that the text begins with the IPCC SR1.5. For scientists who sometimes feel a bit jaded about IPCC, it really matters!