Category Archives: UNFCCC

The need for positive action

I often used to tell people, “If you can’t say anything positive then don’t say anything at all!”. When it comes to this blog, however, I have repeatedly failed to take my own advice. I therefore think I may have … Continue reading

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Peak carbon by 2025 or mass extinction of species

I have been looking back at some of my earliest posts on this blog; and have decided that now would be a good time to pull together some of the key points I have highlighted over the years – regarding … Continue reading

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Now is no time for climate change scepticism

This graph, as compiled by Dr Ed Hawkins (Reading University/Met Office), featured in an article by Damian Carrington, on the Guardian website yesterday, which highlighted the fact that: 2014 will be the warmest year in Central England for over 300 … Continue reading

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It’s official – Arctic 30 protestors are not pirates

As Kumi Naidoo, International Executive Director of Greenpeace International has said, this is an historic event. The actions of the Russian government two months ago – and the continuing failure of the UNFCCC to agree action to mitigate climate change … Continue reading

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How many more must die because of climate change denial?

Warmer oceans cause more evaporation; leading to more moisture in the atmosphere more of the time. This results in more frequent storms of greater intensity than before. This email from Greenpeace therefore needs no further introduction from me: ————————— Dear … Continue reading

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Views of Doha

The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the UN’s Framework Convention on climate Change (UNFCCC), ended in Doha (Qatar) last weekend. Sadly, this event was not considered newsworthy in the mainstream media in the UK. Irrespective of the outcome … Continue reading

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Can we stop talking about AGW now?

AGW = Anthropogenic Global Warming. But, let’s be honest! It just isn’t that simple, is it? Here in the UK, the weather is literally unbelievable. 100mm of rain falling in one day. At the end of June. It’s ridiculous. Just … Continue reading

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Denial… is not a river in Egypt!

People like Anthony Watts and Barry Woods will be incensed by the title of this post; and I will no doubt be accused once more of failing to comply with the need for civilised debate on the subject of climate … Continue reading

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A very unsustainable Energy Bill

Here in the UK, the Coalition government has published a draft Energy Bill for consultation. Crucially, this does not contain any commitment to phase-out the use of fossil fuels by 2030 – or any other date (i.e. as per an … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Science, Consumerism, Ecological Modernisation, Energy Crisis, Environment, Fossil Fuels, Greenpeace, Politics, Sustainable development, UNFCCC | Tagged | 15 Comments

What to do if you get mugged…

Hopefully “mugging” has the same meaning in English-speaking countries all around the world. If not, for the avoidance of any doubt, I mean “what to do if someone steals your money from you while you’re walking down the street…” First … Continue reading

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