Tackling Climate Warming?
50+ Years of Growing Scientific Concern, as well as 30+ Years of Mitigation Efforts by the IPCC, the UNFCCC, the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols, the Paris Agreement, and by Governments, Companies, and Individuals, May be Making a Difference, but Not Enough
Whether a Concerned Individual, Investor, Journalist, Philanthropist, Scientist, Teacher, or Business Decision-Maker You’re Probably Wondering About the Future
NOTE: If You Have a Business Focus, We’d Suggest Switching to the Business Climate Web
The Bad News? Climate Information Overload + Discounting the Future + Cognitive Dissonance + Misinformation Has Created a “Great Wall” Against Climate Progress
The Good News? The Information We Need to Much More Successfully Tackle Climate Warming Exists!
You’ve Probably Tried to Take Advantage of Today’s Collective Climate Knowledge, But Been Overwhelmed by the Number of Relevant Questions, and the Millions of Hits Resulting From Any Internet Search
Just a Few of the Questions Being Asked Today:
* Why is climate warming so hard to solve?*
* How much are temperatures really likely to increase by 2100?
* What are the known unknowns and unknown unknowns of climate warming?
* What’s climate warming’s worst case by 2030?
* What’s the best way to communicate with climate skeptics?
* What’s the role of individuals in tackling climate warming?
* What are the national security implications of climate warming?
* What’s the role of companies in tackling climate warming?
* What’s the best estimate of the Social Cost of Carbon?
* Will (or can) carbon pricing solve climate warming?
* Are we under-estimating societal and/or business climate risks?
* Could companies ultimately be held liable for their GHG emissions?
* What will “net zero by 2050” commitments deliver?
* Will nature-based solutions to climate warming work?
* Are carbon offsets mitigating climate warming?
* How fast could sea levels increase?
* What are the most effective climate change and sea level rise visualizations?
How Can We Get to Actionable Knowledge We Need?
One Tool? The Climate Web
The Climate Web Helps Us Get Over the “Great Wall” Introducted Above to Explore Almost Any Climate Topic or Question, to Support Evidence-Based Decision-Making, and (Hopefully) to Slow Climate Warming
Explore this Climate Site Further Through the Links at Top Right (Also Summarized in the Bullets Below)
* TheBrain - Explore the uniquely powerful but simple to use software platform used for the Climate Web.
* Climate LEGO Kits - See how 150,000+ climate knowledge building blocks in the Climate Web can be mixed and matched (like LEGO blocks!) into actionable climate knowledge.
Who Are the Climatographers?
The Climatographers, developers of the Climate Web, have spent more than 30 years working with organizations and companies around the world on climate warming, and more than 10 years exploring the use of knowledge management tools to help tackle the problem.
Dr. Mark C. Trexler LinkedIn Profile and Laura H. Kosloff LinkedIn Profile have a combined total of more than 50 years of experience. Working on climate change since 1988, Mark launched the first U.S. climate change consulting firm in 1991, was a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, and was most recently Director of Climate Risk at DNV, a global risk management firm based in Oslo, Norway. Laura is an environmental lawyer with extensive research, litigation, and in-house counsel experience relating to climate change.
Working with companies, NGOs, and agencies around the world, the Climatographers have carried out many climate change “firsts,” including the first carbon offset (1989), the first carbon footprints (1991), building the first carbon pricing model (1995), taking the first company “climate neutral” (1996), and winning the first contested power plant facility siting proceeding based on net CO2 emissions (1996). You can learn more through the Climatographers’ website link at right.
Eleven years ago, when Simon Dietz of the London School of Economics planned to teach a climate change course for business executives, he could not find a textbook for the course. The Climatographers were asked to write that textbook, published in 2012 under the title The Changing Profile of Corporate Climate Change Risk.
No book today can be comprehensive enough or remain current long enough to successfully play the same role. That’s why, around the same time the book was published, the Climatographers started building the Climate Web. It’s the closest thing today to a collective climate change intelligence! We hope you’ll explore it!