Category Archives: palaeoclimatology

A scientist warns of ‘unthinkable’ disaster

In the face of unfolding calamity, politicians continue to play games with coal power. Every so often I reach a personal tipping point. It happens when I encounter one too many of those blithe ministerial statements on another motorway extension, … Continue reading

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Ice melt studies say we underestimate sea level rise

If a couple of new ice studies are only partly right, we face massive disruption from sea level rise within decades. Are melting polar ice sheets as stable as we think, or have we missed something? Could we be facing … Continue reading

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The danse macabre of politics, business and carbon dioxide

Business’s bottom line is now the favoured target of activists seeking to have an impact on our relentlessly-rising CO2 levels [24 March 2015 | Peter Boyer] By the end of next year, for the first time in human history, the … Continue reading

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