Category Archives: IPCC

A huge human effort produces a snapshot of our age

The IPCC report is a triumph of the intellect, but it will struggle to get the recognition it deserves. [1 October 2013 | Peter Boyer] The achievement of people working together can take the breath away, as in the sheer … Continue reading

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Politics, not science, is driving climate debate

The science behind climate change is increasingly clear. What is preventing action is governments’ losing war with powerful private interests. [22 January 2013 | Peter Boyer] Hobart was the global epicentre of the climate debate last week. Luminaries of climate … Continue reading

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An ice-free Arctic summer looms ever closer

As a warming Arctic sets new records, there’s new evidence that its impact is felt far to the south. [4 September 2012 | Peter Boyer] The place of dark winters, gothic tales and ghostly bears is playing on our minds … Continue reading

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