Monthly Archives: November 2014

Why “Don’t Even Think About It” is a great step in the right direction

George Marshall’s book ‘Don’t Even Think About It’ is a terrific book. Based on his long experience in climate change communications and some original research, it is a book with many profound insights about the types of cognitive biases that we can hold about climate change; and has well-informed ideas about what this means for better climate change communications. Yet there is so much we still don’t know about how society is coming to grips with climate change. And what we think we know is sometimes flawed. This article discusses how we can be misled by the misuse of averages, and how we should pay more attention to the variance in data. Peter Winters, November 29 2014 Continue reading

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The Emissions Gap Report 2014: a UNEP synthesis report

An interesting new report from the UNEP has just been released based on the idea of Earth having a finite carbon budget. Here is a link to the site.

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IPCC Synthesis Report released Nov 1 2014

The IPCC released their synthesis report from their Fifth Assessment Report earlier this month, and it is available here.

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