Trevor Houser, our colleague formerly of the U.S. State Department, used C-ROADS to find hope in the Copenhagen Accord. He wrote: “Either way, if countries follow through on their pledges and follow on with more aggressive action, keeping global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius is still within reach.” Note — by our calculations, global […]
[clearspring_widget title=”Climate Scoreboard” wid=”4b0afdf054484c54″ pid=”4b15120637e3b433″ width=”450″ height=”399″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] With January 31st as the ‘soft’ deadline for countries to submit to the UNFCCC their proposals for greenhouse gas emissions reductions under the Copenhagen Accord we’ve been hearing the question from colleagues and the press: do these submissions bring the world any closer to the goal of […]
The Climate Interactive team, led by Sustainability Institute, delivered big results in Copenhagen at the UNFCCC’s COP15 climate conference. Bill McKibben wrote in the UK Guardian, from Copenhagen: “the only people who really understand what’s going on may be a small crew … called Climate Interactive. Their software speaks numbers, not spin – and in […]
Yeah, that’s us! “Climate Interactive” is our program and consortium. “Climate Scoreboard” is our embeddable widget on the state of the global deal. 3.9 and 770 are two numerical assessments of the deal, from our Scoreboard. Bill McKibben is the head of 350.org who talked a lot about our work in Copenhagen. And the image […]
(This is a guest post by Climate Interactive team member Tom Fiddaman of Ventana Systems. His terrific blog is here. This post originally ran at the blog of Xujun Eberlein: Inside Out China.) I’ve finally recovered from a long and frustrating week at COP15 in Copenhagen. Like many, I never actually made it into the conference […]
Amongst several dozen other major media outlets — click here for many of them — the International Herald Tribune used our open source Climate Scoreboard data to create their summary graphic for their coverage of the Copenhagen Accord.
The Copenhagen Accord reaffirms the importance of limiting global warming to 2 °C (3.6 °F), but current national commitments would lead to approximately 3.9 °C (7.0 °F) warming by 2100. To close that gap global emissions must peak within the next decade and fall approximately 50% below 1990 levels by 2050 (a cut of approximately […]