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Former UN climate advisor leads initiative to regulate geo-engineering

Geo-engineering can be a cheap way of instantly lowering the Earth’s temperature - with potentially devastating side effects. The technology is here but international regulation is lacking.

Global Environmental Footprints

COMMENT: In rich countries, the environmental footprint is growing while domestic environmental pressures are declining, most studies find. Should policy focus on consumption instead of production? 

Climate breaks multiple records in 2016

GENEVA, 21 March 2017 (WMO Press release) - The year 2016 made history, with a record global temperature, exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017.

Saving the planet with bioenergy, or not?

COMMENT: An old debate is back in the news. Yes, bioenergy. It will either save the planet or destroy the planet, but seemingly, never anything in between. Should we use bioenergy, or should we ban it?

How much carbon dioxide can we emit?

BLOG: Despite the complexity of the climate system, there is a rather simple relationship between the long-term temperature increase and the total amount of carbon dioxide emitted. Why, then, is there no clear answer to how much we can emit?

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Recent publications

Aircraft measurements of black carbon vertical profiles show upper tropospheric variability and stability

Joshua P. Schwarz, Bernadett Weinzierl, Bjørn Hallvard Samset, Maximilian Dollner, Katharina Heimerl, Milos Z Markovic, Anne E Perring, Luke Ziemba

AerChemMIP: Quantifying the effects of chemistry and aerosols in CMIP6

William J. Collins, Jean-Francois Lamarque, M Schulz, Olivier Boucher, Veronika Eyring, Michaela I. Hegglin, Amanda Maycock, Gunnar Myhre, Michael Prather, Drew Shindell, Steven J. Smith

Emission effects of the Chinese-Russian gas deal

Anton Orlov, Andre Deppermann, Taoyuan Wei, Solveig Glomsrød

Impacts of extreme weather events on transport infrastructure in Norway

Regula Frauenfelder, Anders Solheim, Ketil Isaksen, Bård Romstad, Anita Verpe Dyrrdal, Kristine Ekseth, Reidunn Gangstø Skaland, Alf Harbitz, Carl Bonnevie Harbitz, Jan Erik Haugen, Hans Olav Hygen, Hilde Haakenstad, Christian Jaedicke, Árni Jónsson, Ronny Klæboe, Johanna Ludvigsen, Nele Kristin Meyer, Trude Rauken, Kjetil Sverdrup-Thygeson

Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation

Thordis Linda Thorarinsdottir, Karianne de Bruin