Climate Articles & Reports

We’ve found a few helpful articles and short publications we thought you might find interesting.


Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) Special Report 2018 — GLOBAL WARMING OF 1.5 °C

An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty

Other articles about IPCC Report/quick summaries:

BBC – Final call to save the world from ‘climate catastrophe’

GRIST – With the world on the line, scientists outline the paths to survival By


Vox.com

The 5 most important questions about carbon taxes, answered: A carbon tax can lower emissions, but it needs to be pretty damn high.

To clarify how this report marries with Citizens’ Climate Lobby analysis, ECA Policy Committee Chair, Steve Simon emailed Topher Anderson from Citizens’ Climate Lobby for future explanation. Here is Topher’s breakdown and response.

“This is a fantastic article, and I’m glad that the Elders Climate leaders are reading it. It confirms our assertion that returning dividends to the American people is slightly progressive. And in regards to the concerns on carbon fee size, I think that ours is one of the most aggressive. Let me explain how I reached this conclusion.

  • The three scenarios they run (and ours in purple)
    • $14 (rising 3 percent a year)
    • $50 (rising 2 percent a year)
    • $73 (rising 1.5 percent a year)
    • $15 (rising $10 a year)—(CCL’s)
    • It is true that ours begins much lower than their projections. This is important to our desire to make this a clear price signal to businesses that they need to find a way around carbon use. Slapping a high fee on out of the blue can be a punitive rather than incentivizing action. We believe that this time for the free market to react is important to our plan.
  • The carbon fee 10 years from implementation (color coordinated with projections above)
    • $18.50/ton
    • $60.95/ton
    • $84.72/ton
    • $115/ton – CCL’s
    • The thing about our plan is that it raises the fee rate at a much faster rate than these other plans. 10 years down the road, our plan is hitting that $100/ton number that Vox claims is imperative to achieve results. But again, its taken 10 years to get there, so businesses and the free market have had the time for innovation to occur. Its very politically unlikely that we’ll see something start with $100/ton, but ours gets there much quicker than any other plan. Plus, this rate increase continues, so we’ll see $200/ton in 19 years!”

Watch the Citizens’ Climate University: Carbon Tax Economic Modeling


GMO White Paper

The Race of Our Lives Revisited 

by Jeremy Grantham August 2018

This report was recently referenced by Dr. James Hansen.  Introduction: It was always going to be difficult for us – Homo sapiens – to deal with the long-term, slow-burning problems that threaten us today: climate change, population growth, increasing environmental toxicity, and the impact of all these three on the future ability to feed the 11 billion people projected for 2100.  Read the full report with expert data and analysis.


Yale Climate Connections

How a climate doubter became a climate advocate

Check out the recent interview and article from our friends at Yale Climate Connections, “How a climate doubter became a climate advocate.”  Alex Bozmoski’s interview discusses the change in his view of climate change.  Bozmoski joined former  South Carolina congressman Bob Inglis to form “RepublicEn“ to encourage conservative action on climate change.


The New York Times. (highlighting our Partner Organization, the Environmental Voter Project)

Taking On Climate Change: Trying to solve the problems that are affecting our world, and believing that they can make a difference.

Read about the work of the Environmental Voter Project and Nathaniel Stinnett in the article  “Environmentalists Turned Into Voters”  in the NY Times –  Special Visionary Section.


Washington Monthly  (highlighting our Partner Organization, the Environmental Voter Project)

Planet Earth Gets a Ground Game: Political operative Nathaniel Stinnett’s brilliantly simple plan to turn out environmental voters

Green thumb on the scale: Nathaniel Stinnett quit his job at a law firm to focus on nudging more environmentalists into the electorate. Read the full article to find out how he’s using data to engage voters.

 


Wired.com

MEET THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST WHO DISCOVERED CLIMATE CHANGE

Eighty years ago, Guy Callendar built the first climate change model to predict the effects of greenhouse gases. Now his successors are plotting ways to reengineer the air. SCIENCE 


Globalchange.gov

Climate Science Special Report Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I

This report is an authoritative assessment of the science of climate change, with a focus on the United States. It represents the first of two volumes of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990.

Find out more about About NCA4 Vol. II

Citizens Climate Lobby

Top Concerns Members of Congress Have About Carbon Fee & Dividend and Best Responses 

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Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health

Medical Alert – Climate Change is Harming our Health 


Gina McCarthy, EPA

6 Things Every American Should Know About the Clean Power Plan 

 

 

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