IPCC expert reviewer 2014 5th Assessment, 2018 1.5C Report​

AGU December 2023 Can scientists do more about the climate emergency​?,
​Communicating climate change science to drive political will.​

AGU  Dec 2020  Town Hall The greenhouse gas Earth emergency: The legacy of many — now unavoidable — Earth system and human system impacts

AGU Dec 2020 ​​Utilizing the IPCC for communicating both the full extent of the climate emergency and the required response 
Expert reviewer IPCC  2018 1.5C Special Report​

Handbook Chapter (2018) – Implications for Biodiversity of Potentially Committed Global Climate Change (from Science and Policy), in Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity 2018 (

​​Expert reviewer of IPCC 2014 5th assessment ​​

​​Encyclopedia of Sustainable Development Goals 2019 Environmental health assessment chapter 

Handbook of Climate Change and Biodiversity 2018 Emergency Chapter

Vienna (April 2017) ​​From up to date climate and ocean evidence with updated UN emissions projections, the time is now for science to recommend an immediate massive effort on CO2. at the European Geoscience Union Assembly

San Francisco (December 2016) - Climate Golden Age or Greenhouse Gas Dark Age? at the Annual Geophysical Union conference. 

​​​Denver, Colorado (September 2016) – The policy relevance of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentration trends to 2016, at the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Science Conference

Oxford, UK (September 2016) – An illustrated guide to the 1.5ºC and 2ºC policy target options, at the 1.5 Degrees: Meeting the Challenges of the Paris Agreement Conference ​​

Vancouver (2015) – Environmental Health Risk Assessment to Correct Climate Change Policymaking Failure, at the 7th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

San Francisco (2014) – Environmental health risk assessment and management for global climate change, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Conference​​

Honolulu (2014) – Is committed ocean warming and acidification a planetary emergency? at 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting​​

San Francisco (2013) – Is the world in a state of committed global climate change planetary emergency? at American Geophysical Union (AGU)​​ Conference

​Unavoidable Global Warming Commitment Its Food Security Impacts and Risks: Implications for Southeast Asia.​2013,
​International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaption for Food and Environmental Security 

​Unavoidable Global Warming Commitment and Its Food Security Implications.  https//

Carter, Peter. 2013. "Unavoidable Global Warming Commitment and Its Food Security Implications." The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 4 (1): 83-100. doi:10.18848/1835-7156/CGP/v04i01/37151.

​Committed Unavoidable Global Warming and Northern Hemisphere Food Security Impacts to 2100
London (2013) – Radical climate change science for rapid radical emissions reductions, at Tyndall Centre's Radical Emissions Reduction Conference​​

Vancouver (2013) ​The compelling case in climate change science for an emergency upgrading of Arctic monitoring capacities, Arctic Oberving Summit 

​​Potsdam, Germany (2013) – Committed unavoidable global warming and Northern Hemisphere food security implications to 2100, at IMPACTS WORLD 2013: International Conference on Climate Change Effects

Nairobi, Kenya (2013) ​​– Committed Global Climate Change and African Food Security, at the First Africa Food Security and Adaptation Conference: Harnessing Ecosystem-based Approaches for Food Security and Adaptation to Climate Change in Africa

Vancouver (2013) – The compelling case in climate change science for an emergency upgrading of Arctic monitoring capacities, at Arctic Observing Summit

​​Vienna (2013) – Is the world in a state of climate change planetary emergency? at European Geophysical Union Conference 

Philippines (2012) – Unavoidable global warming commitment and its food security, impacts and risks, implications focused on South East Asia, at International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security

Seattle (2012) – Committed global climate change and food security: Linking the unavoidable lags between rapid emissions reduction for climate stabilization on crop yields using climate crop model projections, at 4th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Edmonton (2012) – Linking fossil fuel resource development with the environmental health risks of global climate change, particularly to the global south, for planning mitigation responses, at 8th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management


 The Health and Human Rights Approach to Greenhouse Gas Pollution
The project originated with Dr Peter Carter of British Columbia Canada in 2009, following James Hansen's public statement that the world was in a state of planetary emergency due to climate change impacts. 

The motivation is not to allow today's children and all future generations to be left ​​
​to struggle to survive 'unliveable future' (IPCC AR6). At any global temperature increase 'today' a higher degree is locked in for the future and will last over a thousand years.

He is a retired medically ​​trained doctor with a background in environmental health protection policy. 

Peter is published on global climate change science, climate change impacts, Arctic climate change, risk assessment ​​and biodiversity. 

He has presented at many ​​leading science and climate change conferences including twice at both the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference and the European Geosciences Union (EGU) conference.

H​e has acted as an IPCC expert reviewer. ​​

​The site as a web-based project was started as a response to the 2008 public statement by James Hansen that the world really had entered a state of climate ''planetary emergency," which he repeated in 2012.  
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