Category Archives: Climate change science

The symbolic role of the back-loading vote

On 17th April the European Parliament will vote on whether to give the European Commission authority to change the schedule of Phase 3 auctions. If the vote is positive the European Commission intends to withdraw from the auction schedule in … Continue reading

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Release of methane from the Arctic

Climate scientists predicted that global warming would trigger the release of methane from the ocean which would further accelerate global warming, a so-called positive-feedback mechanism.  This is now happening.  Read this article from the Independent which describes recent observations of … Continue reading

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Some simple figures from Sir Nicholas Stern

Sir Nicholas Stern had an interesting article published in the Financial Times of 9th December  where he outlined a contradiction between market valuations of energy companies and government targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The article had some useful numbers … Continue reading

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