Global Warming

Climate Change Impacts Everything

Samantha J Smith | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

Climate change impacts everything, everywhere. It threatens to undo everything that conservation organizations like WWF have achieved over the last half-century. Both people and the natural world are feeling the effects, which are consequential and growing. Extreme weather impacts fragile ecosystems that people depend on for food and their livelihoods.

'Global Warming Nazis Will Kill More People Than The Holocaust'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Do you believe in climate change? Well, then you are apparently a "global warming Nazi," according to one vocal denier. Scientist Roy Spencer, who ...

'Global Warmin'- We Got Six Foot O' Snow!'

Dave Broadway | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Dave Broadway

Temperatures of -350C and less across the US, snow in Texas, Canada brought to a standstill by snow, and immediately the comments on the stories online are "what about global warming now?" If you read the comments you would believe that more than 90% of the population are "climate change deniers".

Climate Change, Accept the Science and Act

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK
Adnan Al-Daini

It is high time we accepted the science - climate change is real and man-made - and started to implement energy saving measures in everything we do. We need to embrace renewable energy and in so doing drastically cut our emissions of greenhouse gases.

A Stern Review of UK Flooding

Peter Rolton | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Peter Rolton

With a Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who is dubious about the very existence of man-made climate change and who has cut spending in the area by over a quarter in the last year, what hope do we really have of defending ourselves against the changing weather, let alone attempting to bring it to a halt?

Opening the Black Box: The Invisible Science of Climate Models

Ian Roulstone | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Roulstone

The vast majority of papers on climate science adhere to these principles, and indeed many papers devote the majority of their content to describing the hypotheses and methods used to tackle the particular problem being studied. However, the arguments that get bandied about in blogs and debates invariably focus solely on the predicted impacts of climate change, without any discussion of the caveats and assumptions that lie behind the models.

Shale Gas: Make Polluters Pay for the Social Cost of Fracking

The Conversation UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The government's "sweeteners", of 1% of shale gas revenues to local communities and handing local authorities all of the business rates arising from shale gas wells, can be seen as a financial compensation for the disruption fracking will cause locally. The introduction of climate change taxation would tackle the far greater global disruption that the climate effects of shale gas would otherwise bring.

The Top Ten Ukip Arguments (And Why They Are False)

Kieran Turner-Dave | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kieran Turner-Dave

Immigrants are not a strain on the public sector, austerity is. Moreover, if Ukip truly believe that "Britain is full", should the party be urging its members to stop procreating? Same-sex relationships would surely be far more patriotic?

Asia-Pacific Is Leading the World on Carbon Emissions Trading

Adam Matthews | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

This article is co-authored with Terry Townshend who is Head of Policy at GLOBE International It is not well know that Kazakhstan -- a nation whose l...

With or Without Fracking, Decarbonisation Remains the Best Bet for Britain

Nick Molho | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Politics
Nick Molho

This week's announcements on fracking, including David Cameron's pledge to "go all out on shale gas", triggered yet another shale gas frenzy in the UK media. Yet, despite all the hype and the announcement of better benefits for communities hosting shale gas projects, nothing has fundamentally changed when it comes to the likely impacts of shale gas on the UK's energy market.

Economy, Environment and What Nobody Will Say

Andrew Telling | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Andrew Telling

If you think the National debate about the debt crisis has been vitriolic, then just wait until we reach the population tipping point. It will make the brouhaha surrounding George Osborne's strategy look like a quarrel at a kids party. But, if we really care about our legacy for the next generation, it's a debate that needs to happen.

US Emissions Rise as Shale Gas 'Miracle' Stalls

Bob Ward | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK
Bob Ward

Efforts in the United States to introduce federal legislation on climate change have been given greater urgency by news that the shale gas 'miracle', which delivered both lower electricity prices and reduced emissions of carbon dioxide, has stalled.

Climate Change - 'The Ultimate in Boring Conversation'?

Gregor Smith | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gregor Smith

German magazine Der Spiegel recently conducted an interview with Randy Olson, a renowned biology professor and producer of documentaries, primarily su...

The Crowded Ironies of Climate Change

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

Clawing our wealth to ourselves will not stop migration, nor will it mitigate the effects of climate change. The deification of money is leading many developed countries into a sterile siege mentality from which there is no long term good to be gained. The final irony is that the policies of the present government will make all that it seeks to prevent, much, much worse.

PHOTOS: Wildlife Photographer Captures Stunning Images in Arctic Russia

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Wildlife photographer Alexey Ebel has just returned from an expedition to the Laptev Sea in Arctic Russia where he concentrated his lenses on the loca...

Hypocrites of Northcliffe House

Bob Ward | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Bob Ward

Over the past year, Greig and Greaves have been running a campaign to mislead its readers about the causes and potential consequences of climate change, through a series of articles on "The Great Green Con", written by David Rose.

The Sun Will Boil Earth's Oceans In A Billion Years (That's Good News)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Tech

Although it turns out the universe itself might collapse at any moment, life here on Earth might at least continue for a bit longer until it does. ...

Gigantic Solar Panels Could Turn The Moon Into A Power Station

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Tech

The world is not short of far-fetched ideas for transformative zero-emissions power stations. But while airborne drone-supported windfarms and dubious...

Typhoon Haiyan Exposes Unscientific and Inhumane Ideology of Climate Change 'Sceptics'

Bob Ward | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Bob Ward

While the terrible devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan focused the minds of many delegates attending the United Nations climate change summit, which ended at the weekend in Warsaw, Poland, it also exposed the unscientific and inhumane ideology of many 'sceptics'.

Post-Warsaw, Why We Must Now Redouble Efforts to Secure a Global Climate Deal by 2015

Adam Matthews | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Warsaw revealed some serious divisions amongst groups of countries, and the language used became ever more heated. Indeed, the negotiations may well have raised the curtain on what will be some very difficult discussions when countries come forward with their 'contributions' from the end of next year.

LOOK: Huge Iceberg Breaks Free From Antarctica

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

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Enough Is Enough: Why WWF Quit the Warsaw Climate Talks

Samantha J Smith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Samantha J Smith

On Thursday, an unprecedented and broad group of civil society organizations walked out of the UN climate change talks in Warsaw to protest the shocking lack of progress in the negotiations...

Forestry Deal Is Key to Protecting the Planet

Adam Matthews | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Adam Matthews

Over the first week of the UN climate change negotiations in Poland we have seen the alarming results of studies showing increased decline of tropical forests. It is clear from newly available data from satellite monitoring stations that there are now growing areas being deforested as a result of illegal logging, agriculture and mining.

Super Typhoon Haiyan: World Must Act on Climate Change

Lidy Nacpil | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Lidy Nacpil

I have many friends and colleagues in the worst hit area. These friends and colleagues lost children. They lost parents and grandparents. They had their families shattered. They had to drag bodies out with their bare hands. They are still without proper food, water or shelter.

Recipe for a Safer World

Dr Alison Doig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Alison Doig

Let's hope world leaders gathering in Warsaw can image this new fairer and more sustainable world. Even more importantly, let us hope that global business can wean itself off dependence on fossil fuels and see opportunity in a new low-carbon future. Let's hope - and let's do it in a hurry.