Climate change

An early warning of climate change

The Scotsman and The New Zealand Dominion, June 27 1988

There is, of course, no reason to panic. Scientists, after all, are not the sort of people who deal in panic. They deal in hard facts and tough conclusions. Even so, the three sober-suited scientists I went to see in Washington gave every indication that in a thoroughly sober and scientific way, they were just itching to get their hands on the nearest panic button and hit it very hard. But they...

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Revealed: 'serious irregularities' in the fight against climate change

The Guardian, June 2 2007

A Guardian investigation has found evidence of serious irregularities at the heart of the process on which the world is relying to control global warming.

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The great climate change screw-up

The Guardian, June 2 2007

In the autumn of 2005, three journalists who work for an environmental group in New Delhi, the Centre for Science and Environment, decided to investigate some of the Indian projects which were trying to break into the lucrative new business of carbon trading.

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The inconvenient truth about carbon offsets

The Guardian, June 16 2007

It's 20 months now since British Airways proudly announced its new scheme to deal with climate change: for the first time, passengers could offset their share of the carbon produced by any flight by paying for the same amount of carbon to be taken out of the atmosphere elsewhere. "I welcome warmly this move from BA," said the then environment minister, Elliot Morley.

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Increasing global warming (by pretending to reduce it)

The Guardian, December 3 2007

The global system which is supposed to cut greenhouse gases is being gatecrashed by hundreds of projects which will actually increase the net amount of carbon being released into the atmosphere, according to a report published today.

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