Climate change

24. 04. 2014
The Report from Working Groups I (on the science of climate change) and II (on the impacts of climate change on human society) were – inevitably – deeply depressing. The science is what it is, and won’t go away. And the grim analysis of what this means for...
Climate change
23. 04. 2014
I spent some time over Easter digging down into the latest reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – as part of its 5th Assessment Report. And I found myself getting increasingly angry that the dominant responses to this extraordinary body of work...
Climate change
18. 02. 2014
There is now a distinct possibility that the recent flooding and extreme weather will transform the politics of climate change here in the UK. That may seem like a pretty dodgy prediction – given that the polls would seem to indicate, right now, that around 50% of people...
Climate change
15. 12. 2011
The final programme in the Frozen Planet series was broadcast this week – David Attenborough’s personal take on climate change For me, it was an extraordinary programme – creative, convincing, compelling. To be fair, I am hardly unbiased. Indeed, I am very...
Climate change
15. 10. 2010
Last year, Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Maldives, was declared by Time Magazine to be a ‘Hero of the Environment’ – partly on account of his eloquent advocacy around climate change (he’s committed the Maldives to becoming carbon neutral by 2020), and partly because he has a...
Climate change