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Musings from Marrakech: Reflections on the COP22 climate negotiations






Compared to last year’s COP21 in Paris, the work that needed to be hammered out in Marrakech was never going to be the most glamorous, but as we again break global records for the hottest year on record, it is especially significant. And it delivered more of a roller-coaster course than expected. From celebrating the […]

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The A to Z of Climate Change






Climate change can be a complicated and confusing topic.  For many people it seems abstract and irrelevant to their lives, but with so many species, habitats and people being impacted it’s becoming ever more important to engage with. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of International Literacy Day, I’m sharing my A-Z of climate change, covering […]

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A tale of two foxes, Manitoba, Canada © Don Gutoski

The impact of climate change on species






To survive, plants, animals and birds confronted with climate change have two options: move or adapt.  With the speed of climate change we are experiencing already, it’s often not possible for a species to adapt quickly enough to keep up with its changing environment.  And with the amount of habitat destruction, dam building, roads and […]

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Our Common Future under Climate Change






Most impressive things at the recent climate science conference in Paris was the breadth of scientific knowledge covered.  I met biologists, physicists, climatologists, economists, oceanographers, psychologists and more.  In all, around 2,000 scientists from 100 countries were discussing the latest research on every aspect climate change.  I have picked just a few of the talks I attended: […]

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200 days to Paris climate negotiations






There are 200 days before the UN climate negotiations start in Paris. These talks will set out the path that countries will take towards decarbonising their economies and avoiding the worst effects of climate change. If all goes well, by Christmas, we will have a clear internationally agreed plan on how each country will reduce […]

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Far from having ‘to cost the earth’ going green makes business sense






Today’s intervention by leading businesses, investors and trade associations shows that far from being a drag on the economy, stable climate policies makes business sense. In a statement out today, over 100 organisations comprising mainly of major businesses, investors and trade associations from various sectors of the UK economy called on the government to stick […]

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