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A closer look at China’s stalled carbon emissions

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Aerial view of Beijing with historical architecture, China. Credit: rabbit75_ist/iStock/Getty Images Plus

This is a guest post by Dr Jan Ivar Korsbakken and Dr Glen Peters, who are both senior researchers in climate economics at CICERO Center for International Climate Research, Norway

March 1, 2017 — Chinese coal consumption dropped for the third year in a row in 2016, while CO2 emissions grew only slightly. But uncertainty is high and the longer-term trend is still unclear. Continue reading A closer look at China’s stalled carbon emissions

Climate change, Is the 1.5ºC target a mirage

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Filipino fishermen maneuver their boat as the sun sets in Manila Bay, Philippines, April 1, 2016. Francis R Malasig/EPA

The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5ºC was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change – but scientists tasked with explaining how to get there are less than thrilled

PARIS, France (Apr. 23, 2016) — The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5ºC was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change.

Continue reading Climate change, Is the 1.5ºC target a mirage