Is Our Climate Changing Faster Than We Are?

One major talking point at this year’s COP was the recently released IPCC’s Global Warming Special Report warning, which indicated a short, 12-year timeline for humans to limit devastating climate change. The take home message of this report was clearly understood by the attendees of the COP: the time to make drastic changes is short …

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COP24 to World: No Climate Progress Without Diversification!

The Problem of Implementation: In the face of immediate climate impacts and a closing window of opportunity to avoid irreversible catastrophic damage (see IPCC Special Report on 1.5 Degrees Celsius), the global policy toolbox to combat climate change appears limited. At COP24, delegations readily acknowledged these conditions, calling for a drastic ramp up of efforts …

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UNwelcome: The Gap between Science and the Negotiations

During my time in Katowice, Poland, I set out to get a better handle on how science and policy intertwine at the COP. After all, science is supposed to be the foundation for the work of the UNFCCC and the COP. But functionally, to what extent is climate science really the basis upon which the …

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