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BBC: Feeling the heat

Dr Chris Hope, Reader in Policy Modelling at Cambridge Judge Business School, discusses climate change on a special BBC programme. Chris says that we’ve so far seen temperatures rise on average by one degree across the world, but if we…

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Cost of Arctic methane release could be ‘size of global economy’ warn experts

Economic modelling shows that the possible methane emissions caused by shrinking sea ice from just one area of the Arctic could come with a global price tag of 60 trillion dollars - the size of the world economy in 2012…

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Is the US China HFC deal a big deal for the climate?

On 13 June 2013, the BBC reported a new US China deal to phase out HFCs, and claimed that it "could, by itself, curb global temperatures by 0.5 degrees Celsius". Dr Chris Hope's latest blog post, "Is the US China…

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Massive economic impact as permafrost melts

A leading Cambridge expert on the economics of climate change has warned that the impact of emissions from melting permafrost is likely to dwarf current estimates and will become tens of trillions of dollars Dr Chris Hope, Reader in Policy…

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