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
22. 04. 2010
There’s a great episode of The Simpsonswhich has been much in my mind this week. Lisa Simpson is asked by her teacher to do an essay on what her hometown of Springfield would look like in 2050. Lisa’s vision is a decidedly gloomy one, with most of Springfield under water as a...
Climate change
18. 03. 2010
On March 2nd, Guardian columnist George Monbiot launched an extraordinary attack on feed-in tariffs and on solar photovoltaics (PV) in particular. Even for George, who has honed his invective skills to a fine point over the years, his language was remarkably intemperate: “pricey...
Climate change, Energy
05. 02. 2010
Apologies for the six weeks blog-oliday. Put it down to Copenhagen blues! I’m still reeling from the surreal sight of Lord Whacko Monckton (the climate contrarians’ eccentric of choice), captured on Newsnight last night doing an imitation of Al Gore at a public meeting in...
Climate change
16. 12. 2009
Here we are, four days away from (all being well!) a new global agreement on man-made climate change, and the front page of the Daily Express carries the following headline: “100 Reasons Why Global Warming is Natural”. This is getting beyond a joke. I have always argued that it...
Climate change