New climate metrics for new climate conversations

New climate metrics for new climate conversations

Remember when we all frantically stared at R-values, hoping for them to fall below 1.0 — because we had all learned that this is when things get better during a pandemic. A research team in London is trying to find something comparable for the climate crisis: a simple metric that gives the general public a clear understanding of where thing stand, and ideally a sense of urgency. They‘ve come up with an interesting set of 3 numbers. They lack the urgent appeal of Covid numbers, but they do have one crucial quality most other climate metrics lack: a «natural threshold between good and bad». People can look at the current number and know if it’s good or bad.

From Weekly Filet #462, in October 2023.

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