Paris Agreement, COP 25, Emission Gaps and Projections December 2019

The Madrid climate discussions went the way of most such meetings with much talk and limited progress. Over 26,000 delegates (I see no estimate of their carbon footprint) pitched up to try to finalise the Paris Agreement rule book, including the vexed question of carbon caps and credits. One tends to despair when each country… Continue reading Paris Agreement, COP 25, Emission Gaps and Projections December 2019

Southern Africa Dam Level Changes and Influences December 2019

I have noted in past blogs that good rainfall in areas feeding Cape Town's six main supply dams had alleviated the dire situation there. In 2019 although the winter rain diminished for a time there were better late season rains. By way of illustration the Cape Town Six levels decreased between 19 August and 21… Continue reading Southern Africa Dam Level Changes and Influences December 2019

Climate Action Tracker (CAT) Update of 19 September 2019

The CAT is produced by three independent scientific organisations funded by the ClimateWorks Foundation and the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) via the International Climate Initiative. It is a standard reference for global warming specialists. On 19 September they produced a special report (ie outside the normal update cycle) for… Continue reading Climate Action Tracker (CAT) Update of 19 September 2019