Category Archives: Carbon Dioxide

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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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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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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Amazon Tower and Megadroughts?

Aerial Observations There is a new tall tower observatory standing high above the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon creates half of all the oxygen in the atmosphere and the new Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO) is designed as an earth-atmosphere monitoring … Continue reading

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Divesting And Re-economising

There are two growing movements that aim to transform economies in one way or another: one is the divestment movement and the other is the REconomy movement that has formed from the transition movement. The two approaches are similar but … Continue reading

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Rapid Deforestation And Turkey Under Pressure

North Anatolian Fault Under Strain? The North Anatolian fault in Turkey has gone quiet: this fault has been, and will continue to be, a major source of powerful earthquakes over the decades. It is ones of the world’s most energetic … Continue reading

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More Islands Appear

Chinese Island Building In a timely manner for this blog, the Chinese are exerting their power and influence on the South China Sea, by building islands. This fits in well with the theme of islands that the blog has been … Continue reading

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