Category Archives: carbon record

Science, humanity and that pale blue dot

An astronomer asks questions about his own planet [24 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] Twenty-five years ago, on Valentine’s Day 1990, a spaceship took a look back across six billion kilometres to the planet where it had begun its long … Continue reading

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Record 2014 warming a sign of things to come

Last year was our warmest on record, but it’s the speed of change that should most concern us [3 February 2015 | Peter Boyer] The verdict on global warming in 2014 is in. The Japanese, US and UK public institutions … Continue reading

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Politics remains oblivious of looming danger

Once more the government shows its skill in avoiding real issues. [16 December 2014 | Boyer] What is a stable climate worth? What price should each country pay in the global effort to get greenhouse gases down to a level … Continue reading

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