American isolationism? New US EPA policy disallows the effect of US CO2 emissions on the rest of the world and vice-versa

America’s flawed logic does not reduce the Social Cost of Carbon

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The Trump Administration’s assault on the US Social Cost of Carbon isolates America in a misinformed attempt to justify more fossil fuel infrastructure. America’s flawed logic does not reduce the Social Cost of Carbon was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Richard Clarke

America’s flawed logic does not reduce the Social Cost of Carbon was last modified: May 7th, 2019 by Richard Clarke

World Bank’s groupthink would leave Kosovo in the dark

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The World Bank’s President Dr Jim Yong Kim has resigned. Now it is time for the bank to get real on coal power. The new President should use financial carbon metrics to re-assess the bank’s energy funding choices. While Germany’s exit from coal is long overdue, Kosovo desperately needs a new, smokeless baseload power station. […]

World Bank’s groupthink would leave Kosovo in the dark was last modified: February 12th, 2019 by Richard Clarke

Joe Bloggs and the Only Price of Carbon that Matters

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The incessant roar from governments and policy makers, international conglomerates, entrepreneurs and business leaders the world over, as they clamour vociferously for a carbon price, is not just deafening, it’s exhausting. Even poor old Joe Bloggs, that much-beloved proverbial man in the street, wants one – if only because he’s rapidly succumbing to climate change […]

Joe Bloggs and the Only Price of Carbon that Matters was last modified: August 19th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies
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Towards a Trillion Dollars of Carbon-Related Loss & Damage in 2016

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The global loss and damage arising from all weather events that were attributable to man-made climate change in 2016 was   $953,905,000,000   This is based upon estimated carbon emissions for 2016 of 37,705,000,000 tCO2, and PAL’s global one-year Carbon Loss Index (CLIX) of $25.30 per tonne of CO2. The CLIX benchmark measures loss and damage attributable to […]

Towards a Trillion Dollars of Carbon-Related Loss & Damage in 2016 was last modified: January 4th, 2019 by Richard Clarke

Are we CLEAR? Carbon Liability to Earnings and Assets Ratios are here

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What is “Carbon Liability to Earnings and Assets Ratio” Carbon Liability to Earnings Ratio (CLEAR) is the ratio of a company’s direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions liability to company earnings.   It is calculated as: CLEAR = (Direct GHG emissions x Carbon Price) / Earnings   When calculating, it is preferable to use an Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation […]

Are we CLEAR? Carbon Liability to Earnings and Assets Ratios are here was last modified: August 19th, 2018 by Edward Coe

A Radical Approach to Disaster Anticipation, Climate Change and Carbon Pricing

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Predict Ability has created a breakthrough in understanding and predicting the risk factors for natural disasters and provides extraordinary insight as to when and where they are likely to occur. A Radical Approach to Disaster Anticipation, Climate Change and Carbon Pricing was last modified: September 6th, 2018 by admin

A Radical Approach to Disaster Anticipation, Climate Change and Carbon Pricing was last modified: September 6th, 2018 by admin

Loss and damage associated with Climate Change impacts to reach $1 trillion a year by 2021

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Climate change  is once again under the microscope at COP22 this month and one point in particular will be a review of the previously established Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage and whether developed countries would be able to fulfil their commitment to provide a total of $100bn a year of financial aid by 2020. PAL’s view is that the […]

Loss and damage associated with Climate Change impacts to reach $1 trillion a year by 2021 was last modified: October 26th, 2018 by Edward Coe

Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station will save £40 billion in climate damages

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Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station – Enhanced Carbon Audit LCA Case Study This report published by PAL focuses on the proposed 3.2 GW Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Its aim is to track direct and indirect carbon emissions over the total lifetime of the plant – cradle to grave – and to determine a […]

Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station will save £40 billion in climate damages was last modified: October 26th, 2018 by Edward Coe

How long will carbon emissions remain in the atmosphere?

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How long will anthropogenic (man made) CO2 remain in the atmosphere? It is an easy question to ask.  There is no simple answer, although ‘forever’ is a good and somewhat terrifying approximation.  However,  it partly depends on how fast we emit the CO2 and at what concentration we stop emitting CO2. “Equilibration among the various […]

How long will carbon emissions remain in the atmosphere? was last modified: September 3rd, 2017 by Edward Coe

How will global warming impact insurance claims?

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In Science magazine, one of the leading US research journals, there is a comprehensive overview of the evolving impact of climate change on the insurance industry by Evan Mills[17], a senior scientist at LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).  Mills is a respected chronicler of the insurance industry’s action on climate change.  One graph stands out. […]

How will global warming impact insurance claims? was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Richard Clarke