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A wet, hot future

There are heat waves, and then there are humid heat waves. A warmer atmosphere can hold more humidity. This is going to make tomorrow’s heat waves dangerously hot.

Can we trust emission statistics?

Many have reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry are flat, but we have had a record increase in CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. Yes, this is exactly what is expected!

Agricultural investments for development in Tanzania

Agricultural investments in Tanzania carry opportunities and risks for smallholders, rural communities, and the environment, a new study shows. 

Energy efficiency improvement: Is it reliable for climate mitigation?

Energy efficiency improvement will not dramatically change global energy use and related emissions. However, it might promote economic growth.

Improve my life? No thanks, I'm good.

Why do voters oppose alternatives that would have made them better off? Researchers have turned to methods from experimental economics to study the factors that underlie the puzzling voting behavior.

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Recent publications

Sensitivity of black carbon concentrations and climate impact to aging and scavenging in OsloCTM2-M7

Marianne Tronstad Lund, Terje K. Berntsen, Bjørn Hallvard Samset

Response to marine cloud brightening in a multi-model ensemble

Camilla Weum Stjern, Helene Østlie Muri, Lars Ahlm, Olivier Boucher, Jason N.S. Cole, Duoying Ji, Andy Jones, Jim M. Haywood, Ben Kravitz, Andrew Lenton, John C. Moore, Ulrike Niemeier, Steven J. Phipps, Hauke Schmidt, Shingo Watanabe, Jon Egill Kristjansson

Climate Clubs: a Gateway to Effective Climate Cooperation?

Jon Hovi, Detlef Sprinz, Håkon Sælen, Arild Underdal

Polarised narratives and complex realities in Tanzania’s Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor

Jennifer Joy West, Ruth Haug

Co-operation or co-optation? NGOs' roles in Norway's international climate and forest initiative

Erlend Andre Tveiten Hermansen, Desmond McNeill, Sjur Kasa, Raoni Rajao