The infographic beautifully illustrates the changes in Earth's average temperature from 20,000 BCE to 2016, and projects the future temperature change by 2100 BCE. Spoiler alert: the warming trend doesn't look good. The original infographic is here. The complete image can be viewed by clicking on it. It's long!
There are a variety of carbon budgets and this document by Carbon Tracker discusses the differences (pdf).
Building Resilient Cities From Risk Assesment to Redevelopment
This paper by urban strategist Jeb Brugmann is one of three documents arising from the “Building Climate Resilience in Cities” workshop series. It explains one of the core concepts developed through our workshop series. This new strategic planning framework, called a “Resilience Zone” is introduced and explored through a four-stage development process.
Some years ago, a woman called me a racist when I remarked that population was a critical factor in global warming. She assuming that I was attacking the populations of developing countries, whereas I was trying to make the point that it was the developed countries that were contributing the most to the problem. The following is from a review in http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17332183-countdown
In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill...
The following article was written by George Morrison (member of Citizens Climate Lobby)
First of all, we know that the earth system is accumulating heat.
We know this because satellites can measure the amount of incoming solar radiation versus the outgoing longwave radiation at the very top of the atmosphere. And more is coming in than leaving.
So we know that, in aggregrate, the oceans, ice and land are absorbing that net heat anomaly. But between those heat sinks, there is a lot of sloshing around (e...