Treks16 February

Extreme summers to become the new-normal in the US

Extreme summer temperatures are already more frequent in the United States, and will become normal by mid-century if the world continues on the current path of greenhouse gases emissions. More »

Article27 April

Climate change as a permanent driver of economy and society

Sergio Abranches

Looking at the sequence of extreme weather events from 2005 to the beginning of 2011 it seems clear that any trend analysis or future scenario has to look at climate change as a central driver. More »

Treks04 November

The World in 2050

It is in our power to eradicate poverty by 2050; it is in our power to eradicate disease by 2050; but it is also in our power to destroy ourselves by 2050.” (Ian Goldin)

The Royal Geographic Society has hosted , last September, a panel discussion on “The World in 2050”, with scientific experts from the 21st Century School. More »

Feature12 October

The emerging powers behind G77 should admit they belong to a different league

When Cop 10 failed in Buenos Aires, December 2004, there were two culprits for the deadlock of climate change negotiations: the US and G77. Bangkok ended deadlocked last September. The main agents leading to the standoff were the US and G77. The US, however, had completely changed its attitude towards a global climate change deal.

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Analysis11 September

Global warming: are we heading to a doomsday scenario?

Sergio Abranches

Chief US Climate negotiator Todd Stern’s statement at the House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming that “the tenor of negotiations in the formal U.N. track has been difficult,” was only the most recent warning of a dimming prospect for an effective deal in Copenhagen. More »

Op-Ed10 August

What if we are living at the edge of changes and breakthroughs that will lead us into an unknown stage of development?

Sergio Abranches

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