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Research brief: IPCC review reveals climate impacts occur at lower temperatures than previously thought.

October 19, 2020 1:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: IPCC review reveals climate impacts occur at lower temperatures than previously thought.

An international review of IPCC reports since 2001 has found that as the science has improved with each report, a trend has appeared showing climate related impacts like heatwaves, the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet and coral bleaching are likely to occur at lower global mean temperatures than estimated in earlier reports.

Thomas S Lontzek: Catastrophic climate change, economic dynamics and the social cost of carbon.

February 6, 2019 2:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the second of his two talks at CCRC, Thomas will present his work on incorporating climate tipping points into dynamic integrated assessment models. The focus will be on calibrating properties of individual tipping elements and on the Markovian formulation of their dynamic processes. Thomas will present how risks of triggering tipping  processes are managed optimally and discuss the implications for climate policy. Brief Biography: Thomas studied Economics at the University of Maastricht and the University of California, San Diego. He Holds a doctorate in Economics from... View Article