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UK science allocation: more gloom

UK science allocation: more gloom

a commentary by Bob Ward  20 December, 2010

You might be forgiven for thinking that today’s announcement of how the science budget will be divided up is good news. The chair of Research Councils UK, Alan Thorpe, says: … read more »


False dichotomy on climate change policy options

False dichotomy on climate change policy options

a commentary by Tom McDermott, Tim Laing  20 December, 2010

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Cancun: the glass half full

Cancun: the glass half full

a commentary by Michael Jacobs  16 December, 2010

Cancun will restore confidence among governments and business that action is going to occur, writes Michael Jacobs, and that makes progress more likely Inside Story


Why Cancun gives us hope

Why Cancun gives us hope

a commentary by Michael Jacobs  14 December, 2010

Michael Jacobs: This deal, easy to write off, is a crucial advance for the global co-operation needed to halt runaway climate change the Guardian


Statement by Nicholas Stern on Cancún agreement

Press release  11 December, 2010

Commenting on outcome of negotiations at the United Nations climate change conference in Cancún, Nicholas Stern said: “This is a modest but significant outcome that provides a good platform for progress towards next year’s United Nations climate change conference, where a strong international agreement could emerge.” read more »


Climate change sceptic Bob Carter continues to ply his trade

Climate change sceptic Bob Carter continues to ply his trade

a commentary by Bob Ward  30 November, 2010

Bob Ward: Like many deniers of man-made global warming, Prof Carter’s views may say more about his politics than scientific evidence the Guardian


Cancun climate talks: In search of the holy grail of climate change policy

Cancun climate talks: In search of the holy grail of climate change policy

a commentary by Michael Jacobs  29 November, 2010

Michael Jacobs: Although Copenhagen fell short of delivering a legally binding global treaty, Cancun is another step towards that ultimate goal the Guardian


New research shows rise in wealth is driving increase in global economic losses from extreme weather by US$2.7 billion per year

Press release  23 November, 2010

Global economic losses from reported weather-related events have been increasing in real terms by about US$2.7 billion per year since 1980, mainly because of the rise in the amount of wealth that is accumulating in areas exposed to potential damage. read more »


Thomas McDermott on Climate Bill

Thomas McDermott on Climate Bill

a commentary by Tom McDermott  11 November, 2010

Climate change is a real and significant threat to human welfare, particularly in the poorest parts of the world. While an effective ’solution’ to this threat will require global cooperation … read more »


Nicholas Stern

Leontief Prize awarded to Nicholas Stern

Announcement  10 November, 2010

The award recognises Stern’s critical role in analysing the economic dimensions of climate change. The ceremony and lectures will take place in March 2011 at Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA. read more »


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