Fakenomics: Frederick Seitz - paid for tobacco to attack the science linking smoking to cancer - led the charge against the UN's second major climate change report in 1995. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
The United States under Donald Trump is today the only country to tear up its commitment to fight climate change under the Paris Accords. But how did the Republican Party respond when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change first warn about the impacts of rising carbon dioxide? BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Scientists had well understood for many decades that adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere could raise global temperatures and cause climate change. But when politicians finally took notice, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed, industry began a war with science itself. BRENDAN MONTAGUE investigates
Paris has been awash with hype about 'CO2 recycling' and 'carbon neutral' or even 'carbon negative' technologies based on burning millions of trees, writes Rachel Smolker. But the alchemical notion that waste carbon can be spun into corporate gold is hitting serious reality checks. It's time to ditch the fantasies and progress the real solutions: like caring for land, soils, forests and grasslands.
The latest IPCC report urges a dash for gas to allow us to reduce the burning of coal, including shale gas from fracking. But as Alex Kirby reports, their calculations appear to be based on an arithmetical flaw.
If we are to move beyond the political impasse generated by the IPCC report and prevent catastrophic climate change we must look to market mechanisms, specifically price competitive renewables, writes Oliver Tickell......
If you read the international press, it is easy to be convinced that the international ‘debate’ about global warming is about whether international organisations and country governments are able to ‘wake up’ to alarming news about the future of the planet.
The third report of the year from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is expected to green-light nuclear power and large-scale biofuel production as a way of tackling climate change, to the dismay of environmentalists worldwide.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has delivered the final blow to climate-change sceptics. The word its report uses is 'unequivocal'. But is the world prepared to accept the results of this judgement?