CLIMATE CHANGE : Lord Stern: ‘It would be absurd to underestimate risks’

The Guardian reports :  It would be “absurd” to claim the risks of climate change are small, economic expert Lord Stern said before the publication of a key scientific report on global warming. The latest international assessment of climate science makes it crystal clear the risks are “immense”, and it would be extraordinary and unscientific to ignoreContinue reading “CLIMATE CHANGE : Lord Stern: ‘It would be absurd to underestimate risks’”

CLIMATE CHANGE : Big business funds effort to discredit science, warns UN official

From the Guardian Big companies are paying contrarians to undermine the work of climate scientists, according to a top UN official speaking before the release of a landmark review of climate science this weekby international researchers next Friday. Halldór Thorgeirsson, a director who reports to the head of the UN body that governs the on-goingContinue reading “CLIMATE CHANGE : Big business funds effort to discredit science, warns UN official”

Global warming is not due to the sun, confirms leaked IPCC report

Climate sceptics’ claims that UN climate science panel’s AR5 report show the sun is causing global warming don’t stack up. The Guardian reports From Dana Nuccitelli for Skeptical Science, part of the Guardian Environment Network. Alec Rawls, an occasional guest poster on the climate contrarian blog WattsUpWithThat who signed up to review the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel onContinue reading “Global warming is not due to the sun, confirms leaked IPCC report”

Wildlife Update : Why protecting the world’s nature is good for our wallets

A new world body on wildlife and ecosystems protection being set up by the UN must avoid blaming developing nations, where most of the world’s biodiversity loss is occurring, says a top British scientist.   Overconsumption by rich western nations is as big a driver of global environmental degradation as the rapidly growing populations ofContinue reading “Wildlife Update : Why protecting the world’s nature is good for our wallets”