Decarbonizing the power sector

News Release 19-Nov-2019 Decarbonizing the power sector Renewable energy offers most benefits for health and environment Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Electricity supply is one of the biggest…

Apparently, 4 degrees spells climate doom

One has to wonder though, since CO2 residence time has been said to be anywhere from  five year to hundreds, or even thousands of years, with no solid agreement yet,…

Yes, but weren't climate pledge goals always out of reach?

From the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Continuing with pledge pathways to 2030 could push climate goals out of reach Current pledges for greenhouse gas emission reductions are inadequate…

Stefan Rahmstorf and the consensus of experts on sea level -vs- reality, reality wins

From Stefan Rahmstorf and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Expert assessment: Sea-level rise could exceed 1 meter in this century In contrast, for a scenario with strong…

2 degree target – a matter of policy guesswork

Success of climate talks vital for 2°C target From the Potsdam Institute – Achieving a global climate agreement soon could be crucial for the objective to keep global mean temperature…

Dueling press releases on ice melt – one says 'uncertainty is large' the other quantifies a number

Once again, it looks like claims of ‘consensus’ are overblown. In our previous news item we have this: …ice sheets are the largest potential source of future sea level rise…

Schellnhuber thinks he can forecast El Niño a year in advance

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) where breakthroughs happen even before they have a proven track record. It appears he was able to predict one event last…

FoS CliSci Summary

Climate Science Newsletter Crowd sourcing A unique effort to assemble a large number of paleo-temperature graphs on all time scales was made earlier on the WUWT Paleoclimate Reference Page and…

Blockheaded thinking on well known weather patterns and 'extreme weather'

I had to laugh at this statement from the press release below: “What we found is that during several recent extreme weather events these planetary waves almost freeze in their…

Glacially modeled snow job

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  Alarmism, I think maybe they are a bit unclear on the concept of how glaciers work. As snowfall varies with the…