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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Fossil Fuels are for Making Stuff

April 16, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson

Fossil Fuel Makes Stuff

The IPCC has just recently released its third assessment report on mitigating climate change. I have spent the morning reading the full summary, and to help you save a little time I have whittled it down to a six word summary: Fossils fuels are for making stuff.[read more]

Facing the Climate Crisis Without Hysteria

April 16, 2014 by Steven Cohen

The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, "Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability," was released last week to the usual fanfare, hype and alarm. The New York Times headline summarized the report by stating, "the worst is yet to come".[read more]

IPCC Double Standards on Energy Barriers

April 15, 2014 by Barry Brook

IPCC and Consistency

The IPCC have released statements regarding their Working Group III report for AR5, on mitigation, with the full report to be released on April 15th. Recently, a colleague pointed out to me what appears to be double standard in how IPCC depicts problems with nuclear versus renewable energy.[read more]

Climate Panel Stunner: Avoiding Climate Catastrophe Is Super Cheap, But Only If We Act Now

April 14, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Mitigation

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued its third of four planned reports. This most recent one is on “mitigation” — “human intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.”[read more]

Oil Limits and Climate Change: How They Fit Together

April 14, 2014 by Gail Tverberg

Climate Change and Oil

We hear a lot about climate change, especially now that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has recently published another report. At the same time, oil is reaching limits, and this has an effect as well. How do the two issues fit together?[read more]

Catalyzing the Climate Change Conversation with Eye-Catching Headlines

April 14, 2014 by Jenny Tang

The latest IPCC report has been covered by US and international media, and in the major media the story has achieved powerful headlines. Thus, the intensity of the media coverage begs the question – what has changed? Why has this report gained so much traction where previous reports failed?[read more]

The IPCC, the Media, and Risk

April 7, 2014 by David Hone

IPCC and the Media

With much anticipation but little more than 24 hours of media coverage, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the next part of the 5th Assessment Report, with Working Group II reporting on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.[read more]

IPCC Sides With Roger Pielke, Jr.

April 3, 2014 by Alex Trembath

The new United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released Monday, March 31 confirms representations of the climate science made by a University of Colorado-Boulder scientist who wrote a controversial column for[read more]

Why Richard Tol is Wrong about the IPCC

April 2, 2014 by Sieren Ernst

“It’s pretty damn obvious there are positive impacts of climate change,” Reuters reports Professor Richard Tol saying on his way to disassociating from the IPCC report that he helped to author. Tol is an economist, not a scientist. His expression of risk is reflective of the flaws in economic thinking.[read more]

Climate Change Damages Happening Now, More Severe Impacts Coming if We Don't Act: Key Findings from IPCC Report

April 1, 2014 by Jake Schmidt

IPCC Report Conclusions

The climate science community released its second report documenting the impacts of climate change around the world. This report follows on the heels of the earlier report that found that humans are causing global warming and this changing climate is already impacting us.[read more]

Conservative Climate Panel Warns World Faces 'Breakdown Of Food Systems' And More Violent Conflict

April 1, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Climate Change Risks

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its second of four planned reports examining the state of climate science. This one summarizes what the scientific literature says about “Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability."[read more]

Two Degrees Temperature Target is a Fantasy

February 27, 2014 by Rebecca Lutzy

I have been hearing for years from very knowledgeable professors that we, as a global community, are not going to be able to hold warming to the European Union goal of just two degrees of increase. The best models and best possible politics still do not really allow for it.[read more]

IPCC: Climate Impacts 'Are Very Evident, They're Widespread' And 'We Are Not Prepared'

February 27, 2014 by Joseph Romm

IPCC and Climate Impacts

The next big report from the world’s leading climate scientists is on impacts, it’s due the end of March, and it isn’t pretty. As the AP summarized, starvation, poverty, flooding, heat waves, droughts, war and disease are likely to worsen as the world warms from man-made climate change.[read more]

What to Make of 2013?

January 8, 2014 by David Hone

What to make of the past year?


It’s difficult to sum up 2013 from a climate standpoint, other than to note that it was a year of contrast and just a little irony. Overall progress in actually dealing with the issue of global emissions made some minor gains, although there were a few setbacks of note along the way as well.[read more]

New IPCC Report Highlights Need for Divestment

November 21, 2013 by Jeremy Gottlieb

If one plans to divest from fossil fuels to avoid the bursting of a major bubble, what are some possible options? Fortunately, there are several viable investment opportunities where the investor stands to grow his/her wealth and make a measurable social and environmental impact.[read more]