Climate Fight Night: Donald Trump -v- Peter Wadhams

This would, of course, be an odd and rather unevenly matched fight, Donald Trump being the President Elect of the United States of America, and Peter Wadhams being a very eminent…


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Obama right on climate change and right on Europe

This Friday will mark a memorable moment in the history of climate diplomacy. It’s when the world comes together in New York to sign up to the climate agreement agreed in Paris at…


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Climate Let-down Down Under

Even for a sympathetic observer from the UK, the politics of climate change in Australia is, to say the least, vexatious. But it’s now entering a more critical phase than ever…


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So How Does It Feel, Mr Prime Minister, Being On The Wrong Side of History?

Amber Rudd, Secretary of State at DECC, was all over the media yesterday, making out that the UK had played a big part in securing the historic agreement in Paris*. Unfortunately,…


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Paris 2015: The Spirit Moves On

It’s now four months since I first mentioned the People’s Pilgrimage, and its charismatic inspiration Yeb Saño, the former Climate Ambassador for the Philippines (@yebsano on…


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‘The World We Made’ – Amplifying the Upside

It gets weirder and weirder sitting here in the UK watching our Government systematically destroy the UK renewables industry, knowing that in almost every other country all the…


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Can Archbishop Welby (a Former Oil Man) Rise to the Pope’s Challenge?

Laudate Si’ has landed! The much-hyped, comprehensively leaked papal encyclical was launched yesterday. I haven’t read it in detail yet, but am absolutely loving all the quotes…


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The People’s Pilgrimage Gets Under Way

The People’s Pilgrimage kicked off today! This is a truly brilliant idea: “In the coming months, up to December’s climate meeting in Paris, people of faith will show their concern…


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Nick Stern: ‘Why Are We Waiting?’ Why Indeed?!

Very few people command as much respect in the highly disputatious world of climate change as Nick Stern – Lord Stern to me and you. His blockbuster ‘Review’ in 2006 not only…


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Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything

his is one of the most important books I’ve read for a long time. It’s authoritatively researched, absolutely ‘on the front line’ of the politics of climate change today, profound…


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