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  • Climate science in the spotlight may not be such a bad thing
    on Feb 13, 2010
    Climate science in the spotlight may not be a bad thing. Though as a climate scientist, the lights seem pretty bright and rather dazzling. I'm relieved they've not yet been on me. So what on earth possessed me to write this piece?I get worried when I...
  • Climate change: calling planet birth
    on Feb 13, 2010
    Twelve years ago, the American author Bill ­McKibben published a short book entitled Maybe One: A Personal And Environmental Argument For Much Smaller Families. It certainly has its faults: most obviously, it provides a little too much information a...
  • Carbon targets pledged at Copenhagen 'fail to keep temperature rise to 2C'
    on Feb 12, 2010
    The pledges made by governments resulting from the Copenhagen climate conference are nowhere near enough to hold global temperatures to the summit's agreed goal of no more than a 2C rise, researchers have calculated. The results, which are the most r...
  • Climate sceptics denounced by Brown as he launches climate change group
    on Feb 11, 2010
    Prime minister Gordon Brown today accused climate change sceptics of going "against the grain" of scientific evidence, as he launched a new group to raise billions of pounds for the fight against global warming.Mr Brown will co-chair the United Natio...
  • New UN emissions pledges still stack up to 3.5°C
    on Feb 10, 2010
    THE Copenhagen climate dance continues. This week, 55 nations representing 78 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions from energy use, submitted pledges to the UN to cut emissions by 2020.The commitments were made to meet a deadline set at the cl...
  • Our world may be a giant hologram
    on Feb 9, 2010
    DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge,...
  • Sun-powered water splitter makes hydrogen tirelessly
    on Feb 7, 2010
    Sunlight + water = hydrogen gas, in a new technique that can convert 60 per cent of sunlight energy absorbed by an electrode into the inflammable fuel.To generate the gas Thomas Nann and colleagues at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, dip...
  • Climategate inquiry stumbles on the start line
    on Feb 6, 2010
    One day in, and already one of the five reviews into "climategate" has been hit by its own controversy.Former civil servant Muir Russell will head an independent inquiry into the professional behaviour of climate scientists at University of East Angl...
  • Protection of the ozone layer
    on Feb 5, 2010
    IntroductionThe ozone layer is a layer of gas in the upper atmosphere which protects humans and other living things from the harmful ultraviolet (UV-B) rays of the sun. In the 1970s scientists discovered that certain man-made chemicals could destroy...
  • A post-2012 global climate regime: the EU's contribution
    on Feb 4, 2010
    International negotiations are under way to draw up a United Nations climate change agreement for the period after 2012, when the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expires.The European Union has long been in the vanguard of international...
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