A collective hero/ine of human kind? COVID19 and trust

Six days into social distancing working/studying from home and countless articles about Isaac Newton "the model of productivity in a time of quarantine" later, I decided to avoid being peer-pressured into googling "DIY toilet paper" or reading about how The Simpsons predicted the pandemic. I have always found that learning or writing is one of … Continue reading A collective hero/ine of human kind? COVID19 and trust

Large scale deployment of CO2 removal to achieve 1.5-2C global warming: A review of methods, technical feasibility and socio-environmental impacts

Background The UN Paris Agreement (2015) binds the UK to contribute to limiting global warming to 1.5-2C above pre-industrial levels. Though in 2018 UK net emissions of carbon dioxide CO2 were estimated to be 2.4% lower than 2017, CO2 accounts for 81% of total UK GHG emissions. Integrated assessment models suggest that consistency with 1.5C … Continue reading Large scale deployment of CO2 removal to achieve 1.5-2C global warming: A review of methods, technical feasibility and socio-environmental impacts

Carbon Budget and “fair budgeting”

Source: National carbon dioxide emissions: geography matters by E. Neumayer can be found here: https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1111/j.0004-0894.2004.00317.x This journal article is about how we should define the carbon budget. Cross-country difference of per capita carbon dioxide emissions: Explanations of these differences are mostly reliant on per capita income, but geographical factors may be more effective in explaining these … Continue reading Carbon Budget and “fair budgeting”

SEA LEVEL RISE

How much will/does Antartica contribute to sea level rise (and does it)? You can find the article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature17145 This article was published in Nature, by DeConto and Pollard, in 2016. Antarctic ice sheets were the primary contributor the last times sea levels have risen significantly (which was during the Last Interglacial –130000-115000 years ago—and … Continue reading SEA LEVEL RISE

UNCERTAINTY — QUANTIFIED:

IPCC Summary for Policymakers IPCC, 2013: Summary for Policymakers. In: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley … Continue reading UNCERTAINTY — QUANTIFIED:

Solar geo-engineering, Negative Emission tech, Carbon Capture and Storage

What's this about: Solar geoengineering technologies, assessment of advantages and uncertainty Negative Carbon Technologies (NET), Carbon Storage and Capture (CCS) To know more about what NETs and CCSs there are, see this other post of mine. used abbreviations: EOR= enhanced oil recovery system, which extracts 40% more than normal oil recovery systems CCS= Carbon Capture … Continue reading Solar geo-engineering, Negative Emission tech, Carbon Capture and Storage

#FromGinniToEarth The Y of another Master (a-more-than-15sec-pitch)

As some of you may have noticed from recent bombarding of posts, restless-me has embarked in yet another adventure: no, I don't mean my Master in Climate Change at KCL, but crowdfunding. For someone who is in a daily endeavour of covering up its fight against the monsters of low self-esteem, crowdfunding is possibly the … Continue reading #FromGinniToEarth The Y of another Master (a-more-than-15sec-pitch)

Holy grail(s) of information

WHERE CAN WE FIND PIECES OF INFO ON CLIMATE CHANGE The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) https://www.ipcc.ch/ The IPCC is the part of the United Nations, which assesses science concerning climate change. It basically determines the current state of knowledge about climate change and provides regular updates on it (like implications, future risks and … Continue reading Holy grail(s) of information

Collection of articles by topic(s)

Here's a list of interesting articles I'm collecting. Click on the links to go to the research articles/sources. NET & CCS (DAC, BECCS and CDR) (see separate article) Haszeldine et al. (2018) Negative emissions technologies and carbon capture and storage to achieve the Paris Agreement commitments, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A, 376:20160447 MacMartin et al.. … Continue reading Collection of articles by topic(s)

IPCC report on global warming (of Oct.2018)

See the main "No planet B" page if you don't know what the IPCC is and does. You can find a summary of the report I'll talk about here, Since I'm guessing most of you won't really click on the link (I don't blame you, it's not exactly a Tolkien-style reading). Here are some excerpts, which … Continue reading IPCC report on global warming (of Oct.2018)