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Climate Change Modeling of “Degrowth” Scenarios – Reduction in GDP, Energy and Material Use – SciTechDaily

Well-being can be maintained in a degrowth transition. The first comprehensive comparison of ‘degrowth’ scenarios with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on carbon dioxide removal, renewable energy, and energy efficiency to support continued global…

Fact Check: Will Climate Change Greatly Increase Future Crop Loss?

Google News is promoting a story published by PropertyCasualty360, claiming global warming threatens “catastrophic crop loses,” from an increase in extreme weather events. However, data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the National Oceanic and…

Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

1.5℃ global warming limit is not impossible – but without political action it soon will be – Mirage News

Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ this century is a central goal of the Paris Agreement. In recent months, climate experts and others, including in Australia, have suggested the target is now impossible. Authors Bill Hare Director, Climate Analytics, Adjunct Professor,…

The 1.5℃ global warming limit is not impossible – but without political action it soon will be – The Conversation AU

Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ this century is a central goal of the Paris Agreement. In recent months, climate experts and others, including in Australia, have suggested the target is now impossible. Whether Earth can stay within 1.5℃ warming involves…

Google News Falsely Links Mexican Drought Story To ‘Climate Change’

A search of Google News today for the term “climate change” turns up a story from the Spanish daily newspaper El Pais (“the country,” in English) discussing the various harms people are suffering as a result of severe drought impacting…

12 Years to Disaster? How Climate Activists Distort the Evidence – Reason

Many officials and climate activists claim we have only 12 years to act on global warming. Where does this figure come from? A 2018 Special Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The second sentence of that document…

Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached? – Carbon Brief

Media reports frequently claim that the world is facing “committed warming” in the future as a result of past emissions, meaning higher temperatures are “locked in”, “in the pipeline” or “inevitable”, regardless of the choices society takes today. The best…

Global glacier retreat has accelerated

(ETH Zurich) An international research team including scientists from ETH Zurich has shownthat almost all the world’s glaciers are becoming thinner and losing mass – andthat these changes are picking up pace. The team’s analysis is the most comprehensive and accurate of its kind to date.

Response options should be at the center of climate risk assessment and management

(University of Cape Town) A team of researchers from the Africa Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) led a global team of 21 climate risk scholars to better understand and inform decision making around climate change risks in Africa and globally by examining how the drivers of risk interact. Their work extends on existing risk frameworks with the hope that this research could help decision makers, managers and researchers understand the inherent complexity of climate change.