UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2018

Cover Reading: Emissions Gap Report 2018 New report from UNEP Key Links https://www.unenvironment.org/resources/emissions-gap-report-2018 Full report Emissions Gap Report The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It …

Climate Links

Photo: Badlands Links related to climate and climate change presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines How to rescue the global climate agenda – Financial Times Human Behavior Might Be The Hardest Part Of Climate Change To Predict https://slate.com/technology/2018/10/who-is-we-causing-climate-change.html https://www.wired.com/story/the-dizzying-science-of-climate-change-gets-a-bit-clearer https://news.vice.com/en_us/article/wjpgdm/scientists-can-now-quickly-link-extreme-weather-events-to-climate-change https://www.ineteconomics.org/perspectives/blog/three-surprises-on-climate-change-from-economist-michael-grubb https://boingboing.net/2017/12/30/liar-liar-world-on-fire.html – https://twitter.com/ineteconomics – https://twitter.com/lynnparramore http://grist.org/article/lets-hold-off-on-praising-chinas-new-carbon-pricing-market – @EricHolthaus https://www.alternet.org/environment/got-eco-travel-bug-here-are-10-countries-leading-climate-fight-visit-right-now – @mary_mazzoni http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-climate-20171130-story.html https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/climate-science-isnt-being-silenced-everywhere-in-washington http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/09/trump-wanted-to-kill-this-obama-rule-then-came-the-hurricanes …

Climate #COP24

Poster The UN climate summits, the COP (Conference of the Parties) are global events, in the course of which action for climate policy is negotiated. This year Katowice, Poland hosted the event, Climate #COP24. Key Links https://unfccc.int/katowice https://www.facebook.com/UNclimatechange https://unfccc-cop24.streamworld.de Questions Will the conference and side events have livestreaming and archived video? Will press conferences be …

Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume Two

Cover Just Released: Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States. Hashtag: #NCA4 Key Links https://nca2018.globalchange.gov https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Ch01_Overview.pdf https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Report-in-Brief.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Questionsgood Is the report or portions of the report available in other languages? Are there relevant videos and Q&A sessions with the authors? Is there an audio version of …

Australia Climate 2018

Australia flag The rolling conversation about climate change in Australia Headlines ‘We’ll be voting soon’: Students take on PM over climate change https://www.smh.com.au/education/school-students-on-mass-strike-to-protest-climate-change-inaction-20181129-p50j4c.html https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/26/im-striking-from-school-for-climate-change-too-save-the-world-australians-students-should-too https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-australia-46380418 Australia named as one of the world’s worst performers Queensland bushfires: Thousands told to flee ‘catastrophic’ threat Embedded Tweets What the kids learn at school.My @smh @theage cartoon. pic.twitter.com/elgKCcijUX — …

Changing Climate

Photo What’s the story about climate change? What about ‘story’ — what have we missed in not making it more relevant? We look behind the headlines and suss out what’s happening around the world regarding our changing climate. Our view: human contribution is climate change is real and we have to find ways toward clean energy. Questions …

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

Report cover Recommended Reading: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC The report considers the global effort needed to achieve the Paris Agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5℃. Hashtag: #SR15 Key Links http://www.ipcc.ch/ http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/ Interview requests Time stamps: 28:30 Q&A 29:30 What’s new? 30:30 …

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Logo Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – http://www.ipcc.ch – is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential …

Integrated Assessment Models

Buzzwords Integrated assessment modelling (IAM) is a type of scientific modelling often used by the environmental sciences and environmental policy analysis. The modelling is integrated because environmental problems do not respect the borders between academic disciplines. Integrated assessment models therefore integrate knowledge from two or more domains into a single framework. Integrated modelling is referred …