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Cost of climate

These days I am seeing people celebrating the temporary drops in emissions, because of their benefits to the climate. They are celebrating thousands of deaths for an insubstantial and temporary drop in emissions, that will barely have any impact on … Continue reading

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Pollution

Ever since the start of the industrial revolution, it has been obvious that economy is tightly coupled with pollution. We are doing our best to decouple it but it is extremely hard and it is absolutely impossible to do it … Continue reading

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Apparently I was a pessimist

Recent developments in climate models seem to rule out the most pessimistic, worst-case scenarios for global warming, the RCP8.5. It also looks like my previous belief that we would end up with 3.1°C temperature increase was too pessimistic, as now … Continue reading

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Not evenly distributed, yet

I am paraphrasing William Gibson’s The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed Researchers did a 5+ millenia tree-ring temperature record for southern South America and found that temperatures had varied greatly in that period (no … Continue reading

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Good thing the Germans have so many solar panels

Just think how this would look if they didn’t. But at least they are cheaper than the French, right? No. Safer? No, France is using nuclear power where Germany is using coal.

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Humans can live under water

Sort of. Climate Central produced an interactive map where you can see which areas in the world are in danger of flooding in different projections in the future. This was reported in some newspapers as millions of people were going … Continue reading

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Super-interglacial

We are currently – since about 11,700 years ago – between glacial periods and therefore in an interglacial period. Back in 1978, researches at Exxon described the greenhouse effect of CO2 in the atmosphere and described the already-then result as … Continue reading

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Green Europe

The German government wants to label natural gas as a green energy source, which, even though it produces far less CO2 than coal, seems a bit odd. In Denmark, a very large portion of the energy produced is from renewable … Continue reading

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