GHG emissions

The “Hot Model” Problem: From Democracy to Meritocracy

There is an ongoing scientific discussion around how researchers should use the latest generation of climate models that predict future temperatures and their impacts: the so-called “hot model problem”. Two experts explain why we must make a shift from model democracy to model meritocracy.

Not Just CO2, Let’s Talk About Methane

From thawing permafrost to belching cows, methane is a harmful greenhouse gas that has a significant impact on climate change. Although the bulk of mitigation strategies focus on carbon dioxide, methane also requires direct mitigation measures, a better understanding of how much it impacts our climate, and what sectors are emitting the most. A hot topic for researchers and policymakers alike.

The Hottest Decade Ever. When “Acceleration” is the Watchword

It sounds like a refrain we are quite used to, as it has been happening for 40 years: the last decade was not only hotter than the previous one but also the hottest on record. And it looks as if things are not going to change in the immediate future. However, some clues show that the last decade’s legacy can act as a springboard for the change we need in the next one.