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Getting a deal on climate change: Obama’s flexible multiculturalism

Getting a deal on climate change: Obama’s flexible multiculturalism

a commentary by Robert Falkner  1 January, 2010

‘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 »


Statement from Nicholas Stern on Copenhagen

Press release  19 December, 2009

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 »


Copenhagen summit: We should not just keep calm and carry on, argues Bob Ward from LSE

Copenhagen summit: We should not just keep calm and carry on, argues Bob Ward from LSE

a commentary by Bob Ward  11 December, 2009

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 »


Ian Plimer’s uncritical coverage in the hacked emails row is frustrating

Ian Plimer’s uncritical coverage in the hacked emails row is frustrating

a commentary by Bob Ward  8 December, 2009

Bob Ward: The ‘expert sceptic’ is a mining geologist whose academic credibility is based on a book riddled with dodgy graphs the Guardian


Business must champion low-carbon growth

Business must champion low-carbon growth

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  7 December, 2009

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Bridging the emissions reductions gap in Copenhagen

Press release  6 December, 2009

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 »


If It Warms Up, Who’s Going to Pay?

If It Warms Up, Who’s Going to Pay?

a commentary by Sam Fankhauser  6 December, 2009

Samuel Fankhauser outlines the areas of dispute—as well as possible compromises  


Climate change denial is the new article of faith for the far right

Climate change denial is the new article of faith for the far right

a commentary by Bob Ward  2 December, 2009

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

Press release  1 December, 2009

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 »


The rich, the poor and the planet

The rich, the poor and the planet

a commentary by Nicholas Stern  1 December, 2009

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.


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