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Letter to the PM outlining how 2°C demands an 80% cut in EU emissions by 2030

The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a “likely” chance of not exceeding the international community’s 2°C commitment, requires the EU to reduce the emissions from its energy system by 80% by 2030, with complete decarbonisation just a few years later.

Don’t muddle energy efficiency with reducing emissions!

 I don’t think Zachary’s arguments that “Naomi Klein Is Wrong” stack up. True to say Naomi does not have all the answers – but who does?

An inconvenient truth: US proposed emission cuts too little too late

The maths accompanying obligations to “avoid dangerous climate change” demand fundamental change rather than rousing rhetoric and incremental action.

House of Lords shale gas report chooses eloquence over analysis when addressing issues of climate change

When it comes to climate change, the latest House of Lords report is yet another in a long line of eloquent obfuscations rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic rather than grasping the wheel and urgently steering a different course.

UK international commitments on climate change are incompatible with the development of a national shale gas industry

Shale gas is indisputably a high-carbon energy source.

Radical Emissions Planning: Kevin Anderson interview

Professor Kevin Anderson on science and politics; shale gas and climate; and climate, economics and finance.

Hypocrites in the air: should climate change academics lead by example?

From the World Bank and PricewaterhouseCoopers through to Stern and the International Energy Agency, analyses increasingly demonstrate how, without urgent and radical reductions in emissions, global temperatures are set to rise by 4°C or higher – with, as the IEA emphasise, “devastating” repercussions for the planet. But whose responsibility is it to initiate such …
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