Tag Archives: climate policy

The trouble with how we talk about climate change

It’s a rare day when the news doesn’t cover something related to climate change, whether biodiversity loss, climate refugees, retreating glaciers, or an extreme weather event. Though it’s broadly accepted that climate change is caused by “us,” at some level, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

Why urgent action is needed to avoid centuries of global warming

In the climate change debate, we often hear the argument that the climate has been changing since time immemorial. This is true, but if modern climate change differs from pre-historic climate cycles, the statement by itself is empty. We need to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

What will our climate look like in 2050?

Knowing that we have the power to influence global climate is enormously important when trying to imagine what our climate might look like in 2050. To a large degree, it will depend on actions our leaders take now and in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

More extreme warm days in a warmer climate

Global warming means more warm extreme weather conditions, according to an analysis of more than 140 years of air temperature data. The climate is changing. The Earth is becoming warmer and man-made emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

What makes the Climate Change?

Explore the processes behind climate change today and in our recent past. Throughout history, the Earth has experienced many climate changes. So how can we explain these changes and how can we tell the difference between natural and man-made climate … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

Embed the Social Sciences in Climate Policy

The IPCC has engaged only a narrow slice of social-sciences disciplines. Just one branch — economics — has had a major voice in the assessment process. In Working Group III, which assesses climate-change mitigation and policy, nearly two-thirds of 35 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy, Social sciences | Tagged , , | Leave a comment