Category Archives: ACD

Revisiting The Stern Review – Part 1

Revisiting The Stern Review (Part 1) This month sees part 1 of a review of the first three parts of the six part Stern Review. The review looked at the economics of climate change. The blog post will be concluded … Continue reading

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Winds of Change: Political & Climate Impacts

Uncertain March Changes In this month’s article there is a change in the air: politics are changing on either side of the North Atlantic and there are several disruptive weather events that could be argued to reflect the political changes … Continue reading

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Rising Temperatures & Southern Hemisphere Impacts

2016: Global Temperatures Continue to Be High 2016 is now, according to initial figures, another record warm year. The year was one of three that have consistently been much warmer than the long term trend. Scientists from the Met Office … Continue reading

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International Agreements Succeed

World’s Largest Marine Nature Reserve Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has agreed to a vast marine protection area in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. The joint USA/New Zealand proposal will establish a 1.55 million km2 special protection area (the … Continue reading

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Climate Change Targets Likely To Be Exceeded

1.5 Celsius Target Likely To Be Exceeded The Paris 2015 agreement by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), at their Conference of Parties (COP) meeting, strives to limit global warming (or anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD)). The aim … Continue reading

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Mapping Pollution & Carbon Dioxide Rapid Increases

Mapping Pollution from Space Over the last few decades there have been many projects that have been monitoring pollution and gathering environmental information from satellite technology. One example is the NASA Aura spacecraft that is monitoring air quality on a … Continue reading

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Coupled Transport Systems & Start of the Anthropocene?

Coupled Transport Systems A recent Royal Society research article considers studying different transport modes together as “coupled systems”. The road networks and public transport networks in large cities such as London and New York should be studied as a holistic … Continue reading

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