COP26 climate change summit: Here’s what each degree of global warming would mean for the planet
It has become something of a cliché, in advance of each annual climate summit, to say that it represents the “last chance to save the climate” or somesuch. For COP26 […]
Greater than 99% consensus on human caused climate change in the peer-reviewed scientific literature
The scientific consensus that humans are altering the climate has reached 99.9%, according to a paper of which I was lead author, published in the journal Environmental Research Letters. Here’s […]
Forget net zero – let’s have a ‘fossil freedom day’
So what might be a COP26 climate emergency target that we actually could meet? My suggestion is extremely simple: we set a date for the worldwide exit from fossil fuels, […]
Saved by the pandemic?
By an extremely fortunate coincidence, the world urgently needs to invest trillions of dollars in decarbonization just when the global economy equally urgently needs a huge stimulus to get people […]
New book – ‘Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency’
It’s here! After three years of hard labour, the new Six Degrees is finally launched. Thanks to HarperCollins for publishing on both sides of the Atlantic! For those asking – […]
‘The single most important goal of the candidates’ climate plan’ – CNN.com
The most urgent climate challenge of the next two years is to get Donald Trump out of the White House. Unless that happens, there is no way to restore sanity to US […]
The planet is being consumed by humans – CNN.com
Humanity is on a collision course with nature. Already 72% of the global ice-free land surface is dedicated to supporting our species, and between a quarter and a third of […]
UK and Trump miles apart on climate change – CNN.com
Fresh from the latest disasters on Brexit, surely the last thing the UK needs is a state visit from the world’s provocateur-in-chief, Donald Trump. Trump’s position on Brexit — bring […]
Climate change: The more we know, the worse it seems – CNN.com
To get a full grasp of climate change, you need to take a geological perspective. Wind the clock back all the way through human history, past the Romans and through […]
5 April 2018 – Seeds of Science published in the UK!
The wait is finally over… for more see my Books page.