Not too long ago I was writing about the news that Nicaragua had signed up to the Paris Agreement. At that time that left only two nations outside – the US and Syria. That has now changed, Syria has signed up. #COP23 BREAKING NEWS: #Syria has announced it will sign the Paris Agreement! This will leave … Read more Who is not part of the Paris Agreement?
Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a former NASA scientist, has written an interesting article in Forbes in which he highlights three specific Climate specific news articles that broke this week. He notes … I bet there is a good chance that you did not hear about them … and for the average person out there he is … Read more Three Important Climate Change Stories that Broke This Week
A paper published last week in Nature Geoscience entitled “Emission budgets and pathways consistent with limiting warming to 1.5 °C” has set a few heads spinning. The primary thrust of it is that the amount of CO2 that can be emitted is perhaps bigger than previously thought if we are to still stick the goal of … Read more Climate Science paper washes out, denialist media gives it a spin cycle
The Paris Agreement was never designed to be a static commitment, but instead was structured to ratchet up the Nationally Determined contributions every five years. Paris Agreement Terminology Before we get into this, it is perhaps wise to first define what some of these Paris Agreement phrases actually mean. So with that thought in mind, … Read more Ratcheting up the Paris Agreement
The Trump Administration’s principle weapon of choice for attacking climate science is not melodramatic announcements such as the one concerning US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, nor is it the appointment of individuals such as Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA, but instead is firmly rooted in federal finance. The proposed budget for 2018 will, … Read more Climate Change: Filling the political and financial funding abyss