This article examines the concept of a remaining carbon budget, and analyses different scenarios based on various data sets. Varying data sources result in different carbon budgets based on factors such as land use, and past carbon emissions. Even with this variance, it is clear that almost no country is on track to meet the Paris climate goals (SDG IISD 2019).
This is the second article in a series analysing the potential of nuclear fission energy, evaluating current policy and its benefits and downsides.
This article examines the definition of nuclear fission, and the advantages and disadvantages of it as an energy production process.
Climate is driven by energy. In order to understand climate, one therefore has to first understand the basics of Earth‘s energy flows. The main energy source is the sun, which transmits energy via the incoming solar radiation onto Earth.