No carbon budget left to burn

04 July 2014

No carbon budget left to burn

My presentation on “No carbon budget left to burn” at the opening session of the Breakthrough2014 climate conference is now available as audio plus slides. It is 18 minutes:

No Carbon Budget Left to Burn from Breakthrough on Vimeo.

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Key slides

The current policy-making paradigm has expired…

 We are conducting an experiment for which we do not know the result…

2 degrees is a very unsafe target…

For a low probability of failure the carbon budget has expired…

Accounting for ongoing food and deforestation emissions, there is no carbon budget left for fossil fuels, even with a high likelihood of exceeding the target…

Our real choice, now…

A new climate policy paradigm…


Watch the full presentation…
No carbon left to burn (audio + slides, 17 minutes)

LISTEN
Listen to David’s carbon budget interview on Radio EcoShock
RELATED POST
The real budgetary emergency and the myth of “burnable carbon”

RELATED POST
Carbon budgets, climate sensitivity and the myth of “burnable carbon”

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