The Paris Agreement, is it all Empty Promises and False Hope?

Louis Claxton For most, March 2015 and September 2016 may have faded from memory. However as someone who studies the climate, these months stand out. March 2015 was the first month in at least 800,000 years that global average CO2 concentration remained above 400 ppm. In 2016, every month recorded an average concentration greater than... Continue Reading →

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The ‘Warming Hiatus’ – Did Global Warming Really Slow Down After 1998?

James A. King There is no doubt that the average temperature of the planet is increasing due to the burning of fossil fuels. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) brings together experts on climate science from all over the world to produce reports summarising our current knowledge of the world’s climate. In 2014, they... Continue Reading →

Why, exactly, is carbon dioxide such a big deal?

Matt Brown We’re all taught that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas and therefore the cause of our climate change woes, but the physics behind this rarely gets mentioned, which is a shame considering its remarkable simplicity. Simple enough, even, to explain in 500 words*… First, we need to introduce dipolar molecules. Molecules are atoms... Continue Reading →

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