By Drew Jones, Beth Sawin, and Stephanie McCauley What has our impact been? Eight people, dozens of partners, five years, and two simulation models — what does it add up to? Here’s our informal assessment of how much of a contribution we’ve made to the global effort to curb climate change Together with our partners, […]
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 […]
Copenhagen — As of 12:30 am on 19 December, the latest draft text for the Copenhagen Accord has too few quantifiable targets for our team to adequately analyze it. We look forward to using C-ROADS to calculating the long term impacts of the Accord as soon as possible. Note that, as we explain here, the […]
[clearspring_widget title=”Climate Scoreboard” wid=”4b0afdf054484c54″ pid=”4b15120637e3b433″ width=”450″ height=”399″ domain=”widgets.clearspring.com”] Today, as the Heads of State gather here at the Copenhagen Conference, our calculations show that current confirmed proposals are not yet ambitious enough to limit temperature increase to 1.5-2°C (2.7-3.6°F) over pre-industrial temperatures. As shown above in the Climate Scoreboard, we estimate a temperature increase of 3.9°C (7.0°F) […]
Writing from the Bella Center in Copenhagen, our Climate Interactive team is sharing analysis of Day 5 Draft Texts in COP15. With less than a week to go, significant differences remain between the aggregate emissions reductions from current national proposals and the mitigation targets released yesterday in a draft text at the UNFCCC climate talks […]
On Wednesday, here at COP15 in Copenhagen, the Climate Interactive team and partners presented the C-ROADS simulation and the Climate Scoreboard at the Bellona Room in the Bella Center to demonstrate our tools to support the negotiations. Watch a video of the presentation here.
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Below is a video of a presentation Dr. Elizabeth Sawin gave introducing the Climate Scoreboard in Copenhagen on the second day of the UN negotiations. You can see the full Scoreboard here. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.4139821&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D8041961%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A2239247%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined]