US Remains Biggest Emitter of Carbon

October 31, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Ok let’s get back to reality –as if to underline how great is the challenge on climate change the UN has just released figures showing that gas emissions by the industrialised world are still rising, with the United States firmly entrenched as the biggest polluter.

Stern: The Debate On Climate is Over

October 31, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Reading the British papers today there is a general consensus that the Stern review has changed the political landscape over climate change. Those who have long argued for inaction have finally run out of excuses. The debate about climate change is over. Now is the time for action. According to the Independent “what Sir Nicholas … Read More

UK Signs Gore to Sell Climate Change Case in US

October 30, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Whilst Sir Nicholas Stern’s report continues to receive blanket media coverage in the UK, Washington remains largely uninterested. Look at the New York Times and the Stern report is mentioned half-way through a report entitled “Budgets Falling in Race to Fight Global Warming”. Outraged by he sees as America’s inability to respond to the seriousness … Read More

Climate Change: The Worst Market-Failure Ever

October 30, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Tony Blair has called it the most important document report that he has ever received in ten years of being Prime Minister. For the last eighteen months ex-World Bank economist, Sir Nicholas Stern, has been working on a report for the British government on climate change. It is published before the next round of negotiations … Read More

Nigeria: 1.5 Million Tons of Oil Spilt in 50 Years

October 26, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

Here is the official news: Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has driven the FTSE London market to a new five-and-a-half year high, as shares in the company lifted 3 per cent after its third quarter figures came in better than expected, despite a 34 per cent fall in net earnigs. The decline in profits was … Read More

Climate Change Threatens Pacific Islands

October 25, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post 5 Comments

Whilst Britain belatedly introduces a watered-down Climate Bill and other countries tinker and talk about Climate Change, low-lying South Pacific nations such as Kiribati are literally sinking beneath the waves. Kiribati is an archipelago of 33 coral atolls barely 6ft above sea level, and is literally vanishing as sea-temperatures rise.

UK Introduces Climate Bill

October 25, 2006By Andy RowellBlog Post

After months of intense pressure, the British government will today agree plans for a Climate Change bill setting new long-term targets to cut carbon emissions in Britain. Although an independent body will be set up to advise the government on how best to achieve the targets, the government is resisting the idea of a law … Read More