New working paper on stranded assets and the psychological vulnerabilities of the oil companies published

Posted on 29th July 2015

Dane Rook & Ben Caldecott (2015) Cognitive biases and Stranded Assets: Detecting psychological vulnerabilities within International Oil Companies (Working Paper) Smith School of enterprise and the Environment Executive summary Shareholders who invest in international oil companies (IOCs) need to respond to the trend of increasing ‘density’ of capital expenditures (capex) (Rook and Caldecott 2015). More […]

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The “Green Paradox”: Could some climate policies exacerbate global warming?

Posted on 29th July 2015

Frederick van der Ploeg and Cees Withagen (2015) Global Warming and the Green Paradox: A Review of Adverse Effects of Climate Policies Rev Environ Econ Policy 9 (2): 285-303. doi: 10.1093/reep/rev008 Abstract This article examines the possible adverse effects of well-intended climate policies, an outcome known as the Green Paradox. A weak Green Paradox arises […]

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New understanding of the late-Holocene ecosystem resilience in the Upper Zambezi Valley

Posted on 29th July 2015

Sallie L Burrough and Kathy J Willis (2015) Ecosystem resilience to late-Holocene climate change in the Upper Zambezi Valley The Holocene. doi:10.1177/0959683615591355 Abstract Peat deposits from wetlands in the Upper Zambezi Valley provide an important long-term window on ecosystem dynamics in the Kalahari basin during the late Holocene. We use fossil pollen and macro-charcoal extracted […]

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Improved seasonal prediction of the 2003 European hot summer

Posted on 29th July 2015

David A. MacLeod, Hannah L. Cloke, Florian Pappenberger and Antje Weisheimer (2015) Improved seasonal prediction of the hot summer of 2003 over Europe through better representation of uncertainty in the land surface DOI: 10.1002/qj.2631 Abstract Methods to explicitly represent uncertainties in weather and climate models have been developed and refined over the past decade, and […]

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Project reports on significant advances in addressing the deficit of responsibly defined criteria for shaping climate engineering governance.

Posted on 22nd July 2015

R. Bellamy (2015) A Sociotechnical Framework for Governing Climate Engineering Science Technology Human Values doi: 10.1177/0162243915591855 Abstract Proposed ways of governing climate engineering have most often been supported by narrowly framed and unreflexive appraisals and processes. This article explores the governance implications of a Deliberative Mapping project that, unlike other governance principles, have emerged from […]

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