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‘It will be as different as night from day’, is how Senator John Kerry described the impact of Barack Obama’s election victory on America’s stance in international climate politics. Kerry … read more »
Commenting on the outcome of the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen, Nicholas Stern… said: “It is disappointing that the Copenhagen climate change conference has not succeeded in producing a political agreement that has been signed by all countries. However, it is very important to note the progress that has been made on the way to, and at, Copenhagen.” read more »
As new data shows world temperatures are rising, Bob Ward from the Grantham Research Institute says we should stop being complacent because our world is about to change dramatically. Mail … read more »
Bob Ward: The ‘expert sceptic’ is a mining geologist whose academic credibility is based on a book riddled with dodgy graphs the Guardian
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Countries meeting at the United Nations climate change conference may be closer than some observers realise to agreeing the emissions cuts required to give the world a reasonable chance of … read more »
Samuel Fankhauser outlines the areas of dispute—as well as possible compromises
Bob Ward: Despite a complete lack of evidence, the leaked emails hysteria has encouraged more deniers to emerge from the shadows the Guardian
Copenhagen agreement could give us a ’50-50 chance’ of avoiding global warming of more than 2˚C, says Nicholas Stern
Speaking ahead of a major speech about the prospects for the Copenhagen meeting, Lord Stern… said: “It is possible to create a 50-50 chance of avoiding a rise in global average temperature of more than 2˚C, which many scientists regard as the threshold for ‘dangerous’ climate change. To do this we need to halt and reverse the growth of annual emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases…” read more »
As climate talks approach a climax in Copenhagen, Nicholas Stern calls for decisive action to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and world poverty.