The Great Debate UK

Starting with the Arctic, could some effects of global warming be reversed?

By Guest Contributor
October 24, 2014

By Julian Hunt, Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology, a member of the UK House of Lords, and former Director General of the UK Meteorological Office. The opinions expressed are his own.

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Humans don’t do ‘future’ well, and that could doom us if we’re not careful

By Richard Schiffman
September 23, 2014

A protester carries a sign during the "People's Climate March" in the Manhattan borough of New York

There has been some rare good news about the environment recently. One was hard to miss. On Sunday, roughly 300,000 people swelled the streets of midtown Manhattan in the People’s Climate March. It was not just the largest climate protest in history; it was the biggest U.S. political demonstration of any kind in more than a decade.

Changing weather patterns mean meteorology is more important than ever

By Guest Contributor
March 24, 2014

–Julian Hunt is former Director-General of the UK Met Office, and a Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Britain’s floods: How do we pay the £14 billion bill?

By Guest Contributor
February 25, 2014

Nikolas Scherer is researcher at the Hertie School of Governance and Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Europe’s carbon trading system needs radical reform, not stop-gap measures

By Guest Contributor
January 7, 2014

–Laurens de Vries is an assistant professor, Joern Richstein is a doctoral candidate, Emile Chappin is an assistant professor, and Gerard Dijkema is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. The opinions expressed are their own.–

How social media can play a major role in disaster forecasting and recovery

By Guest Contributor
November 22, 2012

–Julian Hunt is Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology and the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre. Joy Pereira is Deputy Director of SEADPRI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The opinions expressed are their own.–

Strong storms could be even more dangerous in future

By Guest Contributor
November 1, 2012

–Lord Hunt is a Visiting professor at Delft University, and former Director-General of the UK Met Office. The opinions expressed are his own.–

When national disasters go global

By Guest Contributor
July 26, 2012

Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell are founding directors of the Center for Climate and Security. This blog first appeared on the center website. The opinions expressed are their own.

Mexico legislation underlines transformation in global warming debate

By Guest Contributor
May 1, 2012

–Rt Hon John Gummer, Lord Deben, is President of Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) and former UK Secretary of State for the Environment, and Rt Hon John Prescott, Lord Prescott, is a Member of GLOBE, and former UK Deputy Prime Minister and Europe’s Lead Negotiator at Kyoto. The opinions expressed are their own.–

Imperceptibly, the tide of debate is turning on climate change

By Guest Contributor
November 24, 2011

By John Prescott, John Gummer and Michael Jay. The opinions expressed are their own.