The Great Debate UK

John Reid on climate change and global security

December 5, 2009

johnreid– John Reid MP, formerly UK Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence, is the Chairman of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at University College, London. The opinions expressed are his own. –

from Environment Forum:

Global warming accelerates; Climategate rumbles on

November 25, 2009

A report by a group of leading scientists that global warming is accelerating and that world sea levels could rise at worst by 2 metres by 2100* is grim reading.

A freakonomic view of climate change

November 19, 2009

Ahead of a U.N. summit in Copenhagen next month, scepticism is growing that an agreement will be reached on a global climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol, due to expire in 2012.

Government intervention key to low-carbon economy

November 16, 2009

Scientists argue that rich nations must make drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to prevent dangerous climate change. The way energy is used, priced and created would have to change in order to institute these cuts.

from Breakingviews:

EU looks lonely on climate high ground

By Paul Taylor
November 2, 2009

icebergNegotiations to save the planet from catastrophic climate change are heading for trouble, five weeks before a crucial U.N. conference in Copenhagen.

Overpopulation is the biggest threat to our climate

October 16, 2009

photo-roger – Roger Martin is a former diplomat and leading environmentalist. He is now Chairman of the Optimum Population Trust. Any views expressed are his own –

In the fight against climate change, carbon capture is crucial

October 16, 2009

chalmers_small– Hannah Chalmers is a postgraduate researcher at the Centre for Environmental Strategy at the University of Surrey. All views expressed are her own –

from Commentaries:

Rethinking carbon diplomacy

By Christopher Swann
September 22, 2009

Climate change was initially billed in a leading role at the G20 meeting in Pittsburgh. Now it looks set to make the briefest of cameo appearances.

We Need a Fresh Approach on Climate Change

September 9, 2009

Bjorn Lomborg
– Bjorn Lomborg is adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School. He is the organizer of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, which brings together some of the world’s top economists, including 5 Nobel laureates, to set priorities for the world. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Government must act on bold promises to UK manufacturers

August 5, 2009

radley1– Steve Radley is Director of Policy at EEF, Britain’s manufacturers’ organisation. The views expressed are his own.