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What is a carbon price and why do we need it?

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A carbon price is a cost applied to carbon emissions to motivate polluters to reduce the quantity of carbon and greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere. Those emissions have been accumulating since the advent of the  Industrial Revolution and are considered the most significant contributor towards climate change.  The associated cost of current and future damage to the environment […]

What is a carbon price and why do we need it? was last modified: August 10th, 2017 by Edward Coe
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What is COP 21 and why should I pay attention?

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COP 21 is the 21st Conference of the Parties, the annual meeting of all countries wanting to take action on climate change, also referred to as the United Nations Climate Change Conference.  This will be the 21st meeting since the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 11th since the 1997 Kyoto agreement. […]

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Stop Press – Long lived CO2 emissions!

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To incentivise the movement from “dirty” carbon-intensive fuels to “clean” low-carbon fuels requires a very strong price signal, whatever pricing system is implemented. That pricing system needs to link the carbon prices to units of energy and not units of carbon – so taxing even the solar energy derived from sunshine, as well as all […]

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Temperature Anomaly: what is it, how is it used?

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A temperature anomaly is the difference between the current temperature and the long term average.  A positive temperature anomaly indicates that it is warmer that the long term average.  Likewise a negative anomaly indicates that it is cooler than the long term average. Temperature anomaly is dependent on the period being used.  The average temperature over the […]

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Stop Press – China are the Good Guys

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“China are the Good Guys!” says Richard Clarke in Chapter 5 of his book ‘The Price of Carbon’, out now exclusively on predictability.ltd.uk. China’s burgeoning renewables exports bask in South African sunshine, while emissions initiatives remain stuck in global mud bath. China has been shrewd in developing renewables.  It has created new manufacturing industries at […]

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Twenty Billionth Dollar | Carbon Damage 2015

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PAL estimated natural disaster damages attributable to climate change for 2015 alone were   $41,940,101,558   This was based on a carbon global spot price of $31.78 /tCO2 and estimated carbon emissions for 2015 of 37,612,665,419 tCO2. Twenty Billionth Dollar | Carbon Damage 2015 was last modified: August 8th, 2017 by Edward Coe

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Carbon price in positive territory

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Carbon price in positive territory from yesterdays $9.38 low. Is this a trend reversal? Data source: PALcarbon Carbon price in positive territory was last modified: November 29th, 2016 by admin

Carbon price in positive territory was last modified: November 29th, 2016 by admin

Chapter 4 ‘The Price of Carbon’ out now!

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What if climate change is unstoppable? What if its impacts were ultimately inevitable? What would the world be like and how will we, or should we, respond? Continue reading Chapter 4 of the groundbreaking new book ‘The Price of Carbon’ … Chapter 4 ‘The Price of Carbon’ out now! was last modified: April 25th, 2017 […]

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Chapter 3 ‘The Price of Carbon’ out now!

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Chapter 3 of the groundbreaking new book ‘The Price of Carbon‘ is out now. This chapter explores the complex link between climate change and natural disasters – cyclones, floods, and droughts.  Even a small influence from climate change today may have exponential impacts as the world warms.  Is there a signal in the noise? Continue reading … […]

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Chapter 2 ‘The Price of Carbon’ out now!

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Chapter 2 of the groundbreaking new book ‘The Price of Carbon‘ is published today. This chapter deals with the evidence of climate change, the extent to which it is man-made and our responses to this knowledge. Continue reading … Chapter 2 ‘The Price of Carbon’ out now! was last modified: April 25th, 2017 by admin

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