A Simon Armitage poem for the Winchester Poetry Festival prompts thoughts about climate change and art in its choice of subject – Antony Gormley’s Sound II
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The sublime, the climate and Eleanor Catton
Eleanor Catton writes about the inadequacy of language to describe nature. Perhaps it’s no surprise that climate scientists can’t explain what’s being lost.
Red line in Red List of Ecosystems
A new research paper brings the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems closer to reality. But why is the scientific basis so silent on the subject of climate change?
John Ashton pulls no punches in climate arena
Since retiring from the Foreign Office last year, John Ashton has given a series of forthright speeches on climate change. Why does he omit the predicament of the most vulnerable countries?
Keystone XL impact study: pipeline safe from global warming!
The Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline inadvertently argues against its own conclusion in a bizarre chapter about climate change.
Sir Porritt and Lord John in Delhi comedy of manners
Jonathon Porritt and Lord Prescott made telling contributions on climate change at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS).
Friedman and Sachs unmoved by Obama’s climate conversion
Speaking today at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, Thomas Friedman and Jeffrey Sachs have lambasted the US political system and questioned Obama’s supposedly reawakened interest in climate change.
Al-Attiyah entertains Doha climate negotiators
Two weeks of complex UN negotiations end in two minutes of mayhem as the excitable President of COP18, Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, swings his gavel. “Hearing no objections, I decided.”
It’s not the Emir who’s impacted by climate change
I’m very tied up over this period with reporting on the latest round of UN climate talks, COP18 in Doha. It’s a live blog, similar to my work for the Durban COP last year. My highlight of a week which was desperately thin on highlights was this contribution to a press conference by the Chadian… Continue reading It’s not the Emir who’s impacted by climate change
Obama owes favour to Doha climate change talks
Many observers believe that Hurrican Sandy swung the election for President Obama. With the COP18 climate change talks set to open in Doha, it’s time for a payback.