• Roger Pielke Jr: China’s Carbon Intensity Pledge

    • Date: 28/11/09

    Roger Pielke Jr: China has put some numbers on its carbon intensity pledge — that is, its aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions per unit of GDP. China has promised to reduced its carbon intensity of GDP by 40-45% by 2020. While a few folks have been fooled (or are trying to fool you) into […]

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  • Global Health Threats: Global Warming in Perspective

    • Date: 27/11/09

    Indur Goklany (2009) Global public health: Global warming in perspective. Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons 14: 69-75. ABSTRACT: Some authorities have claimed that global warming is one of the most—if not the most—important public health threat of this century. They do not, however, support this assertion by comparative analysis of the relative magnitude and severity of various […]

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  • Biodiversity and Climate Change

    • Date: 19/11/09

    Science 6 November 2009:Vol. 326. no. 5954, pp. 806 – 807DOI: 10.1126/science.1178838 Over the past decade, several models have been developed to predict the impact of climate change on biodiversity. Results from these models have suggested some alarming consequences of climate change for biodiversity, predicting, for example, that in the next century many plants and […]

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  • Oz Defence Ministry Unconvinced

    • Date: 09/10/09

    The science of climate change is too doubtful to dramatically change Australia’s national defence plans, according to a key adviser on the Australian Defence Force’s recent White Paper. While the white paper acknowledges for the first time climate change is a potential security risk, it says large-scale strategic consequences of climate change are not likely […]

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