The way many people think about the future of our civilisation reminds me of the joke in which somebody jumps from a skyscraper and, while passing the 10th floor, concludes that "up to now everything has gone fine...".
Strange but true: the number of people who doubt that climate change is human caused has, if anything, increased in the UK and US over a period when uncertainties in the science have been narrowing.
It's serious, say the nation's news people. Question: how serious is it? Answer: It is seriously serious. The serious nature of these serious allegations can not be understated, but there's not much understatement from this country's newsrooms.
This week we are running Big Energy Week - a campaign to help people save money on their energy bills, get advice on any fuel debts and make sure people are getting all of the help available.
Through 2010 and 2011 in particular, weather extremes seemed to dominate the headlines. Extreme drought, rainfall, flood and wind all played a role in...
Ultimately, I think it will be women who make the difference as it became clear to me that at the moment climate change affects women more than it does men. One of our delegates - Beatrice Nyambeki - is from Kenya, gave a speech about how climate change affects girls and young women in Kenya.
If you're moaning about the weather or the economy this Christmas, don't! We had it easy in the UK during 2011. This year will go down in history as one expensive and lengthy meteorological and environmental disaster. I
After two busy weeks, the Durban COP was extended by a full day and then went well into a second, with long nights of negotiation along the way. Event...
Back in September, a maverick weather forecaster predicted a big freeze towards the end of the year. Those weather headlines sold newspapers, and in part perhaps that's because a dusting of snow at this time of year fulfills our romantic notion of what Christmas should look like.
Climate change does not have an awareness problem. It does, however, have a marketing problem. Plenty has been done to raise awareness, but very little has been done to effectively market green solutions to the general public.
What do you mean, "cold winter ahead"? Britain and other parts of Western Europe are not at all likely to experience the prolonged cold easterlies of ...
The weather has turned so beautifully autumnal - berry bright trees shimmer in golden light beaming across from the Welsh Black Mountains which smoulder in red and gold opposite our house.
For anyone who felt they missed out on a proper summer this year I bring warm and sunny tidings. Our weather is back on a high this week, giving much of the UK a final blast of heat.
Long range forecaster James Madden from Exacta Weather...expects "December, January and February to experience below average temperatures, with the heaviest snowfalls occurring within the time frame of November to January across many parts of the UK".
Should us weather obsessed Brits be worried? Well yes, to be honest. This ex-hurricane is potent and currently blowing gusts of 60-70mph over Scotland and North Wales, stronger winds have been measured over exposed hills.
What may be less well-known is that each region of the world has their own list of names for hurricanes and tropical storms which crop up in that area; and it's interesting to see how the names chosen reflect the cultures of the areas in which they fall.