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Big Increase In Economic Costs If Cuts In Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Delayed –

Big Increase In Economic Costs If Cuts In Greenhouse Gas Emissions Are Delayed – | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Stronger efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse gases should be undertaken if global warming of more than 1.5 Celsius degrees is to be avoided without relying on potentially more expensive or risky…
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ESRC funds the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy.

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Winner of 'Insight of the Year' at the ENDS Awards 2017

Winner of 'Insight of the Year' at the ENDS Awards 2017 | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

We are delighted to announce we've won 'Insight of the Year' at the first ENDS Environmental Impact Awards

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The project 'The EU referendum, Brexit and the UK environment' is funded by ESRC through the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative and an Impact Acceleration Account

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Why if you move house you're a lot less likely to use the car

Why if you move house you're a lot less likely to use the car | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A major study has found in the first six months after moving house people are more likely to be green commuters.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Understanding Society data set

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Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study

Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Improved air quality, energy efficiency and energy security, plus falling cost of renewables among extra gains of reducing global emissions.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the LSE

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How the 'Apollo Programme' for energy might just save the planet

How the 'Apollo Programme' for energy might just save the planet | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

A group of researchers and scientists has announced it wants to launch an "Apollo Programme" for renewable energy

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Article cites the ESRC funded Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

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Emissions pledges 'are not enough'

Emissions pledges 'are not enough' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Pledges being made by countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to be enough to avoid dangerous climate change, a report has warned.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy based at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Climate concern 'linked to floods' | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Public belief in the reality of climate change has risen in Britain, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.


Concern has almost returned to the high levels reported in 2005, say University of Cardiff researchers.

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Report by Professor Nick Pidgeon of Cardiff University was funded by the ESRC.

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Lee Coppack's curator insight, January 31, 2015 5:23 AM

There is also always a risk that if we get two or three dry years, entirely possible without any significance in the overall trends, that concern about climate change will fade. Consider attitudes in Florida to hurricanes after several benign years. 

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Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change

Cities could be the secret to fighting climate change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
The world’s population could reach almost 10bn by 2050; most of those people will live in cities.  To accommodate an additional 3bn people, we’ll need to build the equivalent of one new city that can support a million people every five days between now and 2050.
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Mitidaption's curator insight, December 29, 2014 6:43 AM

While cities are large consumers of natural resources they offer new technologies/solutions for climate change

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The danger of ideology-based newspaper coverage of climate change

A warning against the publication of columns promoting climate change denial.

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Artilce written by Bob Ward, Policy and Communications Director a the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP)

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Judit Urquijo's curator insight, January 10, 2015 9:31 AM

Este artículo de Bob Ward, publicado en NewStatesman al calor de la COP20 de Lima de diciembre de 2014, alerta sobre el peligroso sesgo que adoptan algunos medios de comunicación a la hora de informar a sus lectores. El presente caso hace referencia a un artículo de Matt Ridley publicado por el diario The Times en el que, de forma, bastante patente, se abrazan las ideas del negacionismo en relación al cambio climático.


Es cierto que las constantes advertencias que el mundo científico viene efectuando desde hace más de 25 años con respecto al cambio climático pueden generar dudas o desconcierto. Con esto no estoy negando que haya un cambio climático (las evidencias están ahí), pero sí admito ciertas dudas en torno a cómo se está produciendo el mismo, a si los efectos que anuncian tienen un claro fundamento científico o son meras suposiciones extraídas de un algoritmo, al tiempo que nos queda o a si las medidas que se adopten serán suficientes. Por ejemplo, la mayor parte de los científicos defienden que para 2100 la temperatura mundial no debería aumentar más de 2ºC, lo cual desde ya supondría hacer tremendos ajustes desde el punto de vista energético.  ¿Esa barrera de 2ºC significa que si al final alcanzamos "tan solo" un aumento de 1,5º podemos cantar victoria? ¿Qué ocurrirá si se superan esos 2ºC? ¿Y si llegamos a los 4&or