Systems Thinking in Princeton and Beyond

In the north-west corner of Greenland, there’s a community of a few hundred Inuit people in a place called Qaanaaq. They don’t spend a lot of time talking about the theory of…


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Offsetting Breakthroughs

Offsetting remains so controversial – but I spent quite some time last week wondering why. And that’s because it was a great week for ‘offsetting done well’. First up was the…


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Reflections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Part 2 – IPCC Guidance: What Should We Be Doing Now?

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…


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Reflections on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Part 1: Let’s hear it for the IPPC!

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…


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