Tag Archives: Climate change

Changement climatique : l’AAAS sort de ses gonds

En tant que scientifiques, il ne nous appartient pas de dire aux gens ce qu’ils doivent faire ou croire au sujet de la menace croissante du changement climatique. Toutefois, nous estimons qu’il relève de notre responsabilité professionnelle de nous assurer, … 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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IPCC report: not smelly enough

“The IPCC’s long-awaited 5th report exploded onto the international scene on 29 September and has monopolised front pages the world over ever since.” Well actually, no, it didn’t. The impact  of the 5th Assessment Report (known as AR5) was more … Continue reading

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The IPCC’s 5th report is already making waves

Lots of stuff in today’s paper provoked by the imminent publication of IPCC n°5. The Guardian’s science editor Robin McKie reports on the content. My eye was caught by this paragraph: In addition, the new report has tackled the issue of … Continue reading

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On opinions – thinking about thought

I used to know a young lady whose principle attributes were an absolutely ravishing smile and a gorgeous pair of tits. She probably had a brain too. But her mind was virgin territory. Belinda, as I shall call her, had … Continue reading

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The Mail on Sunday and The Telegraph are still at it

In a post hosted by the Guardian, Abraham and Nuccitelli make a good job of shredding two articles that are at best inaccurate, at worst criminally misleading. When it comes to climate science reporting, the Mail on Sunday and Telegraph are only … Continue reading

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I’m rather worried about… Greenland

If you’ve spotted the reference to BBC radio’s Mrs Dale, you’ll appreciate the understate-ment. Being worried that Jim might be working too hard and getting overtired or wondering what will happen when the Greenland icepack melts are, after all, ball … Continue reading

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Any Questions?

On BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions, on 7 June, one of the questions was this: Are those concerned about climate change talking anti-scientific green ideological nonsense? One of the panel members was the UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, and … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Jonathon Dimbleby

Dear Mr Dimbleby, I write to express my concern over the composition of the panel for the June 7th edition of Any Questions. The points I raise below are not mere rhetorical; I think they’re immensely important and I would … Continue reading

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Climate change – why we have to act

This is not a new way of framing the argument but it is very powerful. And frightening. Well worth taking a few minutes to watch this short video. 

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