IPCC

Fracking is the sensible middle ground between preserving the environment and satisfying our energy needs. The industry is undeserving of the hysteria disseminated by opponents who threaten to jeopardise an energy source which is potentially beneficial to communities, the environment and consumers.
Overall the discussion has to move from defensive discussions of nations asking 'how little I can offer and still make it look like a deal' towards 'how can we work together to form a deal which will deliver a low-carbon future for the world which keeps us all safe'.
The negotiators now preparing to head to Lima for COP20 and then to Paris a year later may well be poring over the pages of data and dozens of graphs in the 5th Assessment Report, but the message is nevertheless a simple one, although requiring some bold steps.
The IPCC holds lessons for us all, for our daily lives, and in terms of what we demand from our governments and businesses as we urge them to work for more just and sustainable economies and societies where hunger can eventually be eradicated.
Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and
Models and expertise already exist for artistic intervention within the international scientific arena, models which might relatively simply be adapted and used to create not just 'flying visits', but deep and long-term engagements.
Scientists have been accused of confusing their role as impartial observers with green activism after a paper challenging
As world governments collectively shrug their shoulders at the latest stark findings of the IPCC it is possible that the leaders in fighting global climate change are now a small group of multi-national companies including Unilever.
It's these kinds of challenges that the creative industries have thrived upon for decades: when resource is low and the need for creativity is high. But with less time for old-fashioned R&D, many feel under pressure and don't want to upset the status quo where sustainability isn't currently part of the conversation.
You may have seen apocalyptic headlines in the press recently. Headlines warning that climate change will be felt 'on all continents and across the oceans', and that the world faces a 'violent, sicker, poorer future'. Well stay with me, and I'll explain why we might not be facing 'apocalypse now'.