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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.
Nicholas Stern and George Monbiot: Two of the top thinkers on climate change explain why the most important political gathering of our time will succeed or fail the Guardian
Bob Ward: Another skirmish has broken out in the long-running battle between climate scientists and so-called sceptics, and this one is likely to lead to more public confusion the Guardian
George Monbiot, Nicholas Stern and Greg Clark contribute to our discussion on the need to reach a deal at next month’s crucial climate change summit in Copenhagen the GuardianCopenhagen Accord
The Times, 17 November 2009. Online article no longer available.
European Union should give big push on finance and targets for climate change treaty, says Lord Nicholas Stern
The European Union should continue its leadership on climate change, following progress by leaders at last week’s European Council, by giving a big push to negotiations ahead of the crucial United Nations conference in Copenhagen, Nicholas Stern will tell an audience in Berlin today. read more »
“The headline and opening paragraphs of the front page story in ‘The Times’ today give undue prominence to comments I made to them yesterday about the greenhouse gases that are emitted by different types of food production. I think that once people understand the great risks that climate change poses, they will naturally want to choose products and services that cause little or no emissions of greenhouse gases, which means ‘low-carbon consumption’.” read more »