Myles Allen

Nota: Este archivo abarca los artículos publicados por el autor desde el 1 de enero de 2008. Para fechas anteriores realice una búsqueda entrecomillando su nombre.

Sunrise over Urmia lake in the north-west region of Iran. Urmia lake has shrunk 80 per cent over the last 30 years due to climate change. Photo: Getty Images

Almost 200 countries signed the Paris agreement in 2015 which included the target of limiting global temperatures to ‘well below 2°C and pursue efforts to below 1.5°C’. However the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a report warning governments of the significant difference of a 1.5°C warmer world compared with 2°C. How is this different from previous warnings?

Myles Allen, Coordinating Lead Author, IPCC Report: At the time of the Paris agreement there wasn’t a lot of research on what a 1.5°C world meant so governments commissioned the IPCC to write this report. Crucially this report doesn’t tell governments what to do – it’s not the job of the IPCC to prescribe policy – we, as a group of scientists, are just here to inform governments about what the implications of different policies are.…  Seguir leyendo »

El mundo ha alcanzado un acuerdo histórico sobre el cambio climático. El acuerdo al que se llegó en la Conferencia de Naciones Unidas sobre Cambio Climático en París compromete a los países a tomar medidas para limitar el calentamiento “muy por debajo” de 2° Celsius en relación a los niveles preindustriales y a poner en marcha “esfuerzos” para limitar el calentamiento a 1,5°C. También obliga a los países desarrollados a ofrecer 100.000 millones de dólares por año en asistencia a los países en desarrollo. Pero, desafortunadamente, las negociaciones finales dejaron de lado el único número que verdaderamente importa para el futuro de nuestro planeta: cero.…  Seguir leyendo »

Our panel of commentators give their verdict on the Muir Russell review into the hacked 'climategate' emails.

The report by Sir Muir Russell et al confirms what everybody who has worked with Phil Jones and Keith Briffa knew all along – they are honest, hard-working scientists whose reputations have been unjustifiably smeared by allegations of unscrupulous behaviour. These allegations are soundly rejected by the report.

I hope that the media will devote as much attention to this comprehensive dismissal of the allegations as it did to promoting the hysteria surrounding the email theft in the first place. Will the Daily Telegraph now retract its claim that the emails revealed "the greatest scientific scandal of our age" and apologise unreservedly to Phil Jones?…  Seguir leyendo »