The heat is on: Lessons from
an “extraordinary” 2023 about
What happened in 2023, and new research published during the year, point to a dramatically hotter and unliveable future if the current high-emissions path is maintained. Key issues are the tipping points and system boundaries which, once exceeded, result in irreversible damage, even with subsequent cooling such as envisaged in the “overshoot” scenarios fondly embraced by policymakers.
WHAT HAPPENED IN 2023
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.
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.
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?
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.