The US and Canada looks set to lose more than 10 per cent of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2100 unless countries achieve the emissions goals set out under the Paris climate treaty. That is the stark conclusion from a new study released yesterday by the University of Cambridge, which argues virtually every country, from the world’s richest to poorest, stands to suffer a significant loss of income if climate change plays out as scientists expect. The findings, published in the National Bureau of Economic Research, upend previous research suggesting wealthier nations in the Northern Hemisphere might be able to escape relatively unscathed throughout this century from the impacts of a warming world.
Business Green 21st Aug 2019 read more »
Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change.
Scientific American 19th Aug 2019 read more »
Richard Dixon: The idea that the 2020 UN climate conference is almost certainly coming to Glasgow is both a very exciting and rather terrifying prospect. The announcement came as a surprise because you would think the UK Government would not want to give the Scottish Government a platform to list all the ways in which Scotland is doing better on climate change and energy than the UK. Mind you, it was a surprise to the Scottish Government as well, since the UK Government didn’t bother to tell them they were announcing it! This will be the 26th of the snappily titled annual Conferences of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, so it will be known as COP26. I have been to nine of these COPs, including the worst failures in 2000 and 2009 and the most successful in 2001 and 2015. They are exciting, inspiring, infuriating and often baffling.
Scotsman 20th Aug 2019 read more »