Chris is covering the climate since around 2010, and is a regular author at Climate State. He also produced most of our video content.

UN Secretary-General Gives Grave Warning On Climate Change

Secretary-General António Guterres offered a stark warning on climate change ahead of the G7 Summit. He tells NBC News’ Anne Thompson that this is “the make-it-or-break-it year” for action. António Guterres on the climate crisis: ‘We are coming to a point of no return’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/11/antonio-guterres-interview-climate-crisis-pandemic-g7

Study: Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming

The study, “Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming” by Nico Wunderling, Jonathan F. Donges, Jürgen Kurths, and Ricarda Winkelmann from the Potsdam Institute finds potential severe consequences from continued climate change. The Guardian has a study breakdown, which can be accessed here. Analysis shows significant risk of cascading events even at 2C…

Humans have locked in at least 20 feet / 6 meters of sea level rise—can we still fix it?

By Harold R. Wanless, professor of Geography and Regional Studies, University of Miami, published by EOS. The climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realize. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have overheated the Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing punishing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather—that much is widely understood. The larger problem is…

Audio: Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica

CarbonBrief recently published a guest article by Robert M. DeConto, Pamela Pearson, and David Pollard, called Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica. Here is now a text-to-speech conversation for people who like to listen to it. Visit Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica to follow…

Study: Non-Monotonic Response of the Climate System to Abrupt CO2 Forcing

The 2021 published study Non-Monotonic Response of the Climate System to Abrupt CO2 Forcing (10.1029/2020GL090861) involves research from the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Center for Climate System Research, and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. The study key points are: We examine the response of the climate system…

New study finds CO2 today enough to raise sea level by 20 metres

An international team of scientists, from Texas A&M University, the University of Southampton and the Swiss University ETH Zürich, led by the University of St Andrews, published their findings in the study, Atmospheric CO2 over the Past 66 Million Years from Marine Archives. The international team pulled together data collected over the last 15 years using high-tech laboratory techniques.  The combined data spans the…

Any reduction in emissions means shorter open-water periods

A new study be the University of Manitoba, finds that for every degree of global warming, the open water period in the Arctic will increase by roughly one month. The study, Arctic open-water periods are projected to lengthen dramatically by 2100 – published in the Nature journal Communications Earth & Environment, notes: The shrinking of Arctic-wide…

Will President Biden bring forward the carbon fee-and-dividend?

Climate scientist James Hansen in his latest blog, Fighting the Battles, Winning the War – once again reminds us of the carbon fee-and-dividend. And that President Joe Biden has the authority to bring it forward. Meanwhile, Canada already has a carbon fee-and-dividend, with British Columbia operating a system very similar to Fee and Dividend, as…