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Vetting the Paris Agreement

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
Australian-German Climate and Energy College: The Paris Agreement writes history. The crucial Article 4 is: “In order to achieve the long-term temperature goal set out in Article 2, Parties aim to…

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Vivement le future, quand le travail sera devenu une option.

L’autre jour j’ai passé une demi-heure au téléphone avec une amie qui avait besoin de vider son sac. Elle a quatre enfants (dont un bébé), un boulot qui est loin d’être une sinécure, un mari qui gagne le Smic ; … Continue reading

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No Spring in America

Thanks to Neven for drawing my attention to this fine piece from the New York Review of Books, with its sad conclusion: There are few things that never change in this world of ours, but one of them happens to be the … Continue reading

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Aunty BBC or the wicked stepmother? Mind where you step!

This is the BBC’s fault, as is made perfectly clear in this excellent article by Dana Nuccitelli for The Guardian, which hits all the right nails bang on the head. …the BBC has habitually undervalued expert input from scientists and academics. In an … Continue reading

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What chance for Greenland in a carbon-driven future?

A local environmental association (the ARPE in Chantonnay) invited me to speak about climate change after their AGM last weekend. Needless to say, I leapt at the opportunity and set about updating my slides. However, I soon realised that I … Continue reading

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Nous avons cassé les rythmes de la Terre

Je tiens à exprimer mes remerciements à l’ARPE de Chantonnay, qui m’a donné l’occasion de parler du changement climatique en public, la semaine dernière. Une audience de 50-60 personnes m’a réservé un accueil sympathique et attentif ; et on ne m’a … Continue reading

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It’s us what done it.

Since time immemorial, grumpy old men have been complaining that things ain’t what they used to be: “Kids today are dreadful and their parents are even worse.” It’s a caricature, isn’t it? Perfectly true, mind you. But still a caricature … Continue reading

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GOTN hits NOTH

Nail on the head, in case you’re wondering. Girl on the net writes a sex blog. Well, that’s what she claims and it’s true that much of what she produces does not come into the category of things that, er… … Continue reading

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It’s official: men and women are different

Now there’s a thing! We’re not wired the same way: our brains go back and forth, theirs go sideways. Ragini Verma, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, said the greatest surprise was how much the findings supported old stereotypes, … Continue reading

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L’automne et au-delà…

Novembre touche à sa fin et les couleurs de l’automne commencent tout juste à s’atténuer. Chaque année je les guette déjà dès la mi-septembre, sans doute séduit par le cirque médiatique et commercial qui accompagne la rentrée? Toujours est-il que, … Continue reading

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