Category Archives: Climate

Is it ever okay to fly to Scotland?

A friend wrote to me recently, asking the following question: So I want to go and visit my friend in Aberdeen for a weekend. I can take the sleeper, which I would much prefer, but which is far more expensive … Continue reading

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Q: What gets an even worse deal in the press than climate science? A: Renewable energy

Originally published on A few weeks ago I blogged about the impact the Hackgate scandal might have on coverage of climate change. My thesis was that while News Corporation was a crucial pedlar of junk science in the US … Continue reading

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Half FTSE100 don’t have emissions targets

Good story from my Guardian colleague Fiona Harvey. Forty of the FTSE 100 either lack numerical targets on carbon dioxide, or their targets are for previous years and have now expired, without being renewed. This contrasts strongly with the UK’s … Continue reading

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Worst ever emissions: a disaster but not surprising

Everyone is very worked up about this story today: Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, … Continue reading

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