Limiting warming to 1.5C would save majority of world's species from climate change
Limiting global warming to 1.5C would save the majority of the world’s plant and animal species from climate change – according to new research led by the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.
New phase of globalisation could undermine emissions reduction
New research reveals the growth of carbon production from Chinese exports has slowed or reversed, reflecting a “new phase of globalisation” between developing countries that could undermine international efforts to reduce emissions.
New Open Access book: Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?
This new 20-chapter book with Cambridge University Press brings together contributions from 40 of the world's foremost experts to provide the first systematic test of the ability of polycentric thinking to explain and enhance societal attempts to govern climate change.
Inside the mind of a climate scientist - Corinne Le Quéré at TEDx Warwick
(Video) In a lighthearted but highly relevant talk, Corinne discusses the ever-pressing issue of climate change - from the perspective of a climate scientist who is no longer trying to convince you that the threat is real.
Steering international shipping towards the Paris Agreement
While international shipping is also a contributor to anthropogenic GHG emissions, and CO2 in particular, it is not included in the Paris Agreement. This article discusses how a share of a global CO2 budget over the twenty-first century could be apportioned to international shipping, and, using a range of future trade scenarios, explores the requisite cuts to the CO2 intensity of shipping.
PhD Studentship: Land Availability for Greenhouse Gas Removal by Afforestation and Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)
To meet the aspirations of the UNFCCC Paris Climate Agreement to limit increases of global mean temperature to well below 2°C, future scenarios assume the large-scale use of afforestation and biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere .In this directly-funded NERC PhD you will critically assess the land use and residue stream assumptions used in future scenarios.
Sea-levels will keep rising even with the Paris Agreement, latest findings show
What will the world look like with 1.5°C of warming? That has been the focus of investigation in three recently published studies led by the University of Southampton. The Paris Agreement, aiming to hold global average temperatures to ‘well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C’ does not take into account the longevity of sea-level rise.