Balancing a budget or running a deficit? The offset regime of carbon removal and solar geoengineering under a carbon budget

In this new article, published today in the journal Climatic Change, my colleagues Shin Asayama and Nils Markusson and I examine a paradox of adopting a carbon budget as a policy tool. The very idea of a finite carbon budget suggests a decisive focus on controlling carbon emissions to stop global warming. This would seem […]

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

My updated entry on the IPCC has been published (September 2020) in the International Encyclopedia of Geography (from Wiley) Abstract: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was constituted by the United Nations in 1988 to conduct periodic assessments of scientific knowledge pertaining to climate change. To date it has published five full?scale assessment reports, […]

Climate Emergency Politics is Dangerous

Read my latest essay in Issues in Science & Technology, Volume 36, Fall 2019 Issue. Summary: Declarations of emergencies create ‘states of exception,’ often justified by governments under conditions of war, insurrection, or terrorist threat.  Emergencies promise the mass...