COP21 : where do we go after Paris?

We should celebrate the many successes of the last year: Shell pulling out of the Arctic, fracking in the US and the UK blocked in many places; the increasing influence of land rights groups in protecting their lands; the collapse of oil prices as a major deterrent to exploration in environmentally fragile land and seascapes. […] Read More

2 C global warming? It’s much worse.

Off target The congratulatory fanfare surrounding the agreement approved by the COP21 is to a large extent justified. It is perhaps the first time in hstory that the majority of the world’s countries have forged an agreement aimed at the the management of something as globally significant as the planet’s climate. There have of course […] Read More

Climate change deniers – Ted Cruz

Cruz control It would be easy to dismiss Ted Cruz as a fool.  I mean this is a guy who mixes up the Arctic with the Antarctic, who thinks that misguided scientific thinking in the 17th century shows that scientists are not to be trusted today, and tells us that because CO2 levels were 10 times […] Read More