What is a Climate Emergency and
Does the Evidence Justify One?
This stark and confronting latest report reviews the evidence about the scale, timing and urgency of the risks posed by climate change to determine whether an emergency response is both necessary and feasible.
CLIMATE EMERGENCY DEFINED
Written by: Paul Gilding
How Economics has Underestimated Climate Damage and Encouraged Inaction
Pandemics and climate disruption are existential risks that require that particular emphasis be placed on the high-impact possibilities, not middle-of-the road outcomes. This latest Breakthrough report shows how and why economists, in their fatal economic miscalculations, have ignored the real risks of climate change, underestimated climate damage and encouraged inaction.
Written by: David Spratt & Alia Armistead
Foreword by Ian Dunlop
Jun 21, 2017
In this striking new Breakthrough report we look at climate change and conflict issues through the lens of sensible risk-management to draw new conclusions about the challenge we now face.
WHAT LIES BENEATH
'What Lies Beneath' is the inside story of how climate policy-making has become embedded in a culture of failure and scientific reticence, when the need is to “think the unthinkable” if social breakdown and economic crisis are to be avoided.
WAR - WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
Sep 01, 2016
Paul Gilding reflects on the scale and speed of the economic mobilisation of WWII. What can we draw on from this part of the wartime experience to inform a sound response to the climate emergency?
ANTARCTIC TIPPING POINTS
Feb 05, 2017
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is under extreme pressure from a warming climate. This latest report highlights the West Antarctic Peninsula is now the strongest-warming region on the planet, and its glaciers are discharging ice at an accelerating rate.
Aug 01, 2015
In this latest paper, Philip Sutton highlights what he sees as an impending shift in the purpose of climate campaigning and calls for the most effective action in the new ‘post-Paris’ era.
CLIMATE REALITY CHECK
May 01, 2016
David Spratt presents a very sobering climate reality check as the speed of major climate impacts continue to accelerate. Yet it could provide a critical foundation to build effective climate strategy.
Aug 01, 2015
David Spratt presents a survey of the relevant scientific literature and concludes that the catastrophic and irreversible consequences of 2°C of warming demand a strong risk-management approach.