Recent Blog Posts and News Coverage

  • My book reviewed in Nature Climate Change

    Time to Re-Think Solutions

    For people working to address climate change, there is certainly no viable alternative to reading this book. Beyond Politics presses readers to think beyond their current conception of climate change solutions and, while laying out a reasoned private governance response accompanied by a realistic assessment of its limitations, provides the groundwork for future research and initiatives to reduce emissions.

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  • Dangerous Assumptions Revisited Comparisons of observed trends of energy and carbon intensity in the global economy to trends implied by emissions scenarios used in policy analysis suggested that those scenarios were severely over-optimistic about the rate at which the world would spontaneously decarbonize its economy. I update these analysis, using global emissions since 2005, and find that observed rates of decarbonization are not far behind those implied by the RCP 4.5 policy scenario. This suggests that the policy challenge may not be as difficult as previous work has reported.

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Recent Publications

  • Topic modeling the president: Conventional and computational methods,” , , & , George Washington Law Review.
    ABSTRACT Preprint
  • Climate modeling: Accounting for the human factor,” , Nature Climate Change 8, 14–15.
  • Widespread infilling of tidal channels and navigable waterways in human-modified tidal deltaplain of southwest Bangladesh,” et al., Elementa 5, 78.
  • A machine-learning approach to forecasting remotely sensed vegetation health,” , , & , International Journal of Remote Sensing 39, 1800–1816.

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