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
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