4 degree rise

Climate Change Risk Looms as 2 Degree Limit Now Unlikely

December 6, 2012 by Tom Schueneman

With global greenhouse hitting a record high in 2011 and 2012 on track to break that record, the prospects of limiting average atmospheric global warming to within a 2 degree Celsius rise from pre-industrial is now considered unlikely according to the Emissions Gap Report from the U.N. Environment Programme. The report...[read more]

Shocking World Bank Climate Report: ‘Can a 4°C [7°F] World Be Avoided?

November 20, 2012 by Joseph Romm

And So The Bank Must Stop Funding All New Fossil Fuel PlantsAnother day, another staid international organization reviews the latest climate science and rings the loudest possible alarm.The World Bank’s sobering new report, “Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided,” warns that “we’re on track for a 4°C warmer world...[read more]

Could a Carbon Price Help Us Avoid 4°C Rise in Global Temperatures?

November 20, 2012 by David Hone

A new report from the World Bank which looks at the unsettling prospects of a 2°C world and then the somewhat alarming implications of letting the climate issue slide and all of us wandering, eyes wide open, into a 4°C world. Would a carbon price within the world energy system help us avoid this issue?[read more]