Tuesday, November 25, 2014


The dodgiest of dossiers – Dr Vincent Gauci reacts to Daily Express

Further to David Humphrey’s post  “Is Global Warming Natural?”,... 

Is global warming natural?

Today’s Daily Express gives 100 reasons why global warming is natural. One... 

COP15 playlist on OU’s YouTube channel

A dedicated playlist for COP15 has been launched on The Open University’s YouTube... 

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The NHS climate change challenge

The Open University is a partner in a new research project to design and deliver... 

Citizen responses to climate change examined

New project ‘The Lived Experience of Climate Change:  interdisciplinary e-module... 

Crime is in the Air

A report by Professor of Criminology, Reece Walters, highlights the hidden harms... 

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Why COP15 was an important milestone

 Dr Joe Smith  is feeling optimistic. Luckily for humanity the climate change last chance saloon seems to have no fixed closing time. But while most media and policy commentators have savaged the UN and international policymakers for failing to come to a convincing deal I’ve come away from two weeks in the Danish capital holding a glass half full. Dodgy... [Read more of this review]

Nothing is agreed until everything else is agreed

By Dr Stephen Peake Over the past week or so, a great deal of routine housekeeping work has been achieved on various agenda items under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol. The texts of most of this work are now, as is customary, bracketed (this is how Governments signal discontent with the texts) and being thrashed out in informal meetings to attempt... [Read more of this review]

Sustainable energy in Europe

COP15 presents a new focus for international debate and decisions about energy and its use. Godfrey Boyle discusses what the countries of Western Europe are doing to promote sustainable energy production. His album on iTunes U looks at the future energy map of Europe and questions whether energy policy is principally a scientific issue or a political... [Read more of this review]

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