The Thames Barrier has saved London – but is it time for TB2?

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Its increasing deployment trend compares well with that of PAL’s correlation of extreme weather-related disasters and global warming – another evidence-based validation of PAL’s algorithm-based predictability. The Thames Barrier has saved London – but is it time for TB2? was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

The Thames Barrier has saved London – but is it time for TB2? was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies
economic growth and climate change - real GDP tipping point plotted against time.

Our on-going ‘business-as-usual’ CO2 emissions will collapse the global economy by mid century – we must reduce them much faster or we’ll become ‘boiled frogs’

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Boiled frog syndrome is when you think nothing much is wrong until suddenly you realise it’s too late and you have run out of time to prevent catastrophe. The boiled frog fable imagines that a frog dropped into boiling water will jump out immediately. However, if the frog is immersed in tepid water that is then slowly heated, the frog gets […]

Our on-going ‘business-as-usual’ CO2 emissions will collapse the global economy by mid century – we must reduce them much faster or we’ll become ‘boiled frogs’ was last modified: July 3rd, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

The ever-increasing deployment of London’s River Thames Barrier is stark testimony that climate change is now a grim reality

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The twin threats to London of fluvial flooding and storm surges are no longer exceptional. The ever-increasing deployment of London’s River Thames Barrier is stark testimony that climate change is now a grim reality was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

The ever-increasing deployment of London’s River Thames Barrier is stark testimony that climate change is now a grim reality was last modified: June 29th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

How does PAL scientifically place a dollar cash valuation of over $6billion on New York City’s claim against the five Big Oil?

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PAL’s methodology is a classic research narrative that reveals the tip of a $1.8 trillion iceberg of potential claims from cities across the globe. In brief, PAL’s step-by-step research narrative goes like this: historically GDP has driven emissions, emissions drive temperature increases, increased temperatures drive more extreme weather, which in turn increases insured and uninsured […]

How does PAL scientifically place a dollar cash valuation of over $6billion on New York City’s claim against the five Big Oil? was last modified: June 24th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies
Potential claims liability against 5 big oil for cities with climate risk

$1.8trillion in compensation claims against 5 Big Oil is potentially at stake – twice their combined market capitalization – if all major cities with climate risk follow New York City’s lead

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New York City’s claim is paving the way to an enormous black hole in the share value of 5 Big Oil (and other oil companies too). The staggering sums scoping the size of their potential liability from climate-related claims is a warning to asset managers and pension fund administrators. The 5 Big Oil companies should […]

$1.8trillion in compensation claims against 5 Big Oil is potentially at stake – twice their combined market capitalization – if all major cities with climate risk follow New York City’s lead was last modified: May 21st, 2018 by Bruce Menzies
Pie chart showing the relative sizes of hits, near hits and misses for predicted disasters impacting certain vulnerable cities

PAL’s technology for predicting the ‘where and when’ of extreme weather-related disasters is on target for near 90% accuracy

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In 2015 a report “Small City, Regional and Global Predictions for 2015, 2016 and 2017” was sealed and lodged by Predict Ability (PAL) in the safe of a legal firm. The report was generated programmatically, using PAL’s proprietary prediction technology: this machine-generated report was designed to identify qualifying ‘disaster events’ predicted to occur within specified […]

PAL’s technology for predicting the ‘where and when’ of extreme weather-related disasters is on target for near 90% accuracy was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies
ew York City climate-related losses attributable to CO2 emissions from the 5 Big Oil companies’ gas and oil products, is down from its 1973 ‘oil crisis’ peak.

New York City’s claim on 5 Big Oil: the dates that make the difference to the dollars

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An estimated $19billion will be needed to fund the infrastructure to protect New York City from storm surges such as 2012’s Super Storm Sandy, that are bound to come again and come more frequently. Mayor de Blasio’s primary claim against 5 Big Oil (BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Royal Dutch Shell) implies – correctly – […]

New York City’s claim on 5 Big Oil: the dates that make the difference to the dollars was last modified: May 9th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

A new carbon pricing methodology closely fits a major US study

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An algorithm-based calculation of the economic damage from climate change compares well with a study led by Prof. Solomon Hsiang of the University of California at Berkeley. A new carbon pricing methodology closely fits a major US study was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

A new carbon pricing methodology closely fits a major US study was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Bruce Menzies

A Universal Carbon Tax to fund climate change mitigation

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Manmade climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. Proposed here is a fair and sustainable Universal Carbon Tax whereby all countries pay a carbon tax that dynamically factors in: Historic, current and future carbon emissions The differences between developing and developed economies A scientifically defendable carbon price, based on loss and […]

A Universal Carbon Tax to fund climate change mitigation was last modified: October 13th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies
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Boulder’s energy tax is the right idea – but energy sources matter

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Taxing all energy – not just fossil fuels – will smooth decarbonisation and future-proof paying the cost of the loss and damage attributable to manmade climate change that will prevail for centuries – long after carbon emissions cease altogether. To incentivise the transition from ‘dirty’ high-carbon fuels to ‘clean’ low-carbon fuels or energy, requires a […]

Boulder’s energy tax is the right idea – but energy sources matter was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Bruce Menzies