Category Archives: Climate Science
What would Brexit mean for efforts to tackle climate change?
By Rick Lyons Online MSc Carbon Management 2015-2016 If, as according to superstition, wood provides reassurance when touched, then the Climate Change Act 2008 performs the same consoling function when it comes to Brexit and UK climate policy. “We won’t … Continue reading
‘Brexit’ and Combating Climate Change in Scotland
By Joanna Wright MSc Carbon Management 2015-2016 [Source: http://www.voxeurop.eu/en/content/news-brief/4931129-brexit-would-put-europe-stake] The front page of The Economist this week (February 27th-March 4th2016) proclaims “Brexit: Bad for Britain, Europe and the West”. Turn tothe Leader on page 9 and it is argued that not … Continue reading
Two sides of the climate change coin: climate science and policy institutions
Overview Since the first establishment of the scientific evidence for climate change, there has been a political focus on reducing GHG emissions to mitigate the problem. Increasingly however the realisation has come that the world is already committed to some … Continue reading
COP21: What is it all about?
Starting in Paris on 30 November 2015, COP21 is tasked to set the world on a path to address the greatest challenge to ever face humankind, by adopting a new climate agreement. The Paris agreement is expected to bring states … Continue reading
Urbanization of the Oceans – Blue Growth?
Dr Meriwether Wilson Over 100 years ago, a fierce philosophical debate circled the salons, cafes, balls and bars of intellectuals and pioneers alike – often known as the ‘American wilderness’ debate. The legendary icons of this debate included: John Muir … Continue reading
The climate negotiations process: getting nowhere?
The 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has been ratified by virtually all states in the world. The Convention acknowledges that the adverse effects of global climate change are a common concern of humankind, and undertakes to … Continue reading
The Counterfactual Geography of More Sustainable Energy.
In this blog post Dan Van der Horst explores our very human relationship with energy. He challenges us to peek over the garden fence at the smorgasbord of sustainable energy practices being creatively devised and adopted by our European Neighbours. … Continue reading
Do You Do Virtual?
In this short blog post, Dr Dave Reay examines the vast potential for technology in education to provide solutions for those seeking to reduce their own carbon footprint. He explores the reality of making personal sacrafices to live a low-carbon … Continue reading