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Economics Nobel goes to inventor of models used in UN 1.5°C report

William “Bill” Nordhaus was awarded the Nobel Prize on Monday for his pioneering work on modelling the economics of climate change and energy — He shared the prize with Paul Romer, developer of “endogenous growth theory”, which emphasises the value of investing in innovation. Nordhaus has worked on climate change problems since the 1970s, when …

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How the UN climate panel got to 1.5°C threshold – timeline

Five reports and an agreement: the IPCC has been raising the climate alarm for 30 years   1988 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is set up by the UN and the World Meteorological Organisation, bringing together the world’s leading climate scientists to assess knowledge of climate change and provide scientific advice to policymakers. 1990 …

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