10% of Population Will be Affected by Sea-Level Rise

December 1, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Only a week to go and the climate sceptics seem to be popping up everywhere, trying to undermine the Copenhagen conference. But what they can’t stop is the damning new credible scientific evidence that is being produced. One such study is from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The SCAR study was undertaken by … Read More

Expect Catastrophic Warming in Your Life-Time …

September 28, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

A 4 C rise and counting. By 2060. That is the message from the UK Met Office in a study prepared for the British Government. Unless there is a radical action on carbon emissions, a catastrophic four degree rise in centigrade (7.2 F) could happen in many people’s live-times. That is five decades before most … Read More

The Nile Delta: “We are going underwater”

August 21, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

I am used to writing about the problems of oil and the Niger Delta with its vortex of violence and vulnerability to climate change. But what about another equally important Delta of Africa: the Nile, arguably once the world’s most famous river. It too is beginning to suffer from the creeping consequences of our changing … Read More

I am hearing only bad news…

March 11, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Does anyone remember the song written by the pop group, Latin Quarter, called “Radio Africa”, written in the mid-eighties whose repeated starting line was “I am hearing only bad news on Radio Africa”? That song came back to my mind reading the reports from the climate conference in Copenhagen. I am hearing only bad news … Read More

Its Serious Science Versus the Sceptics

March 10, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

It’s a tale of two conferences in two cities that are both on the science of climate change. One we should take seriously, the other one we should not. One is stacked full of thousands of reputable climate scientists, the other the same old, predominantly right-wing corporate funded climate sceptics with a discredited and out-dated … Read More

Paradise Lost

November 10, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Thirteen years ago today, the world watched in horror as a brutal military dictatorship executed Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other Ogoni activists. Ken and the others were fighting against Shell for a greater share of the oil waealth that was being drilled from their land, but more importantly they were fighting for clean air, water … Read More

Sea-Level Rise Could Wipe Out Bangladesh by 2100

April 16, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to new scientific research. The new analysis comes from a UK/Finnish team which has built a computer model linking temperatures to sea levels for the last two millennia. “For the past 2,000 years, the [global average] sea level was … Read More