Environment Forum

Skipping the risk mismanagement

By Felix Salmon
April 19, 2010

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Felix Salmon is a Reuters Blogger. This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

Betting on climate change

By Clive Thompson
April 19, 2010

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Clive Thompson is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired.  This piece was produced by the Climate Desk collaboration.

“Transparency” too controversial at U.N. climate talks

April 15, 2010

leadersCan you object to a proposal for U.N. climate negotiators to “continue to work in a transparent and inclusive manner in accordance with the principles of the United Nations”?

Turn out the lights for climate change (and polar bears)?

March 26, 2010

polar bearLights will go out around the world on Saturday from Beijing’s Forbidden City to a village in the Arctic where they usually keep street lights blazing to ward off polar bears.

Too few women in U.N. climate jobs? Ban names 19-man panel

March 12, 2010

banA women’s group is criticising the United Nations for appointing only men to a 19-strong panel of experts to work out how to raise billions of dollars to fight climate change.

Flood drowns Taipei in cinematic wake-up call

March 5, 2010

American sci-fi blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow warned global audiences about climate change as it showed New York smothered by ice as temperatures plunged worldwide.  But the 2004 movie evidently made little impact on growth-crazy Asia, which has gone ahead spewing pollutants without imagining risks that they might disrupt the climate.

from UK News:

Are you losing faith in climate science?

February 26, 2010

climatechangeWhile attending a meeting of prominent climate sceptics during the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December (an anti-COP15, if you will), I listened to each of the speakers put forward their theory on why conventional evidence on the primary causes of climate change should be dismissed as, for lack of a better phrase, complete hokum.

from Tales from the Trail:

Amidst the shivering in Washington, the case for global warming

February 10, 2010

WEATHER/OK, it's cold in Washington. It's really cold. And snowy. And blizzardy. It's hard to recall that long-ago moment -- what was it, six days ago? -- when you could go for a walk without cross-country skis and a flask of brandy. But just because it's winter doesn't mean global warming is a myth.

from UK News:

Climate scientists seek to calm storm of doubt

February 4, 2010

INDIAIf the scientific evidence for manmade global warming is so compelling, why do so many people still have their doubts?

from The Great Debate UK:

Good eco-sense is good business sense too

February 2, 2010

JulietDavenport- Juliet Davenport is founder and CEO of Good Energy, a renewable electricity supplier. She is unique in being the only female founder in the UK of an energy supply business, traditionally a male-dominated sector. The opinions expressed are her own. Reuters will host a "follow-the-sun" live blog on Monday, March 8, 2010, International Women's Day. Please tune in. -