Best of Britain: Watch me

October 21, 2010

Whether they’re eager for an audience like climate change activists near an oil refinery, or just captive observers like football players watching a goal go in, this week’s Best of Britain theme is all about watching or being watched.

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.

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?

Is the buzz over Copenhagen altering your habits?

December 7, 2009

Amid widespread speculation over whether delegates attending the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen will reach a deal on emission targets, some environmentalists have suggested that climate change must be tackled at a local level.

from The Great Debate UK:

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.

from The Great Debate UK:

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 FaithWorld:

Climate change debate spurs warm feelings in London

October 29, 2009

china-climateIt is rare that religion and science find agreement, but that is what happened when Britain's Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks spoke at a meeting on saving the earth from climate change.

‘Green’ expert sees red over UK climate pledges

July 8, 2009

Professor Sir David King, the British government’s former top scientific adviser, is no stranger to controversy.

How can rickety cars put India on road to success?

May 13, 2009

When it comes to climate change, the environment and other weighty issues, what could the leaders of the world’s biggest democracy possibly learn from the rural Indians who cobble together rickety cars out of scrap metal and old bits of wood?

Is police action against protesters disproportionate?

March 23, 2009

A committee of MPs has warned police they must not impose restrictions on demonstrations “unless it is necessary and proportionate to do so.”