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Commentary

Commentary about climate change events and news from staff and members at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Below are commentaries published in 2014.

We also archive commentaries from previous years:

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Errors in estimates of the aggregate economic impacts of climate change - part 2|

15 April: Bob Ward

Following a previous commentary|, Ward provides further details of errors in estimates of the aggregate economic impacts of climate change, including his interactions with Professor Richard Tol.

 
UK newspapers

A flawed conversation about the Stern Review|

3 April: Dimitri Zenghelis

Commentary on an article published on 2 April by ‘The Conversation’ by Professor Richard Tol, under the headline ‘IPCC report shows Stern inflated climate change costs’.

 
Files of journal papers

Errors in estimates of the aggregate economic impacts of climate change|

2 April: Bob Ward

Commentary on publication this week of the contribution of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to the Fifth Assessment Report.

 
Pipe flooding

BBC impartiality between scientific facts and 'sceptic' fictions|

24 February: Bob Ward

Commentary on the flaws in the BBC’s news coverage of climate change.

 
Storm clouds

Managing flood risk: Why flood insurance needs to send the right signals|

14 February: Swenja Surminski

Commentary on the Government’s proposed flood insurance scheme

 
Pipe flooding

The costs of the UK storms and floods in context|

13 February: Bob Ward

Commentary on preliminary estimates on the economic impacts of the storms and floods that have been gripping the UK over the past couple of months.

 

Storm clouds

Blog on Select Committee Hearing|

30 January: Bob Ward

Commentary on upcoming oral evidence session by the House of Commons Select Committee on Energy and Climate Change as part of its inquiry into the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

 
UK newspapers

Behind the headlines: the EU 2030 climate and energy package|

24 January: Naomi Hicks

Commentary on the recently announced EU 2030 climate and energy package, unveiled earlier this week.

 

 

 

 

 

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