Climate Change

Some great images courtesy of The Independent. The full article here, a flavour: “We set up the competition to give cartoonists around the world a platform on which to express themselves,” says John Renard, one of the Earthworks organisers. “We hoped that the competition would stimulate cartoonists to use their pens and wit to help […]

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via Twitter, Solve Climate have a useful summary of Dr. Martin Weitzman‘s paper “On Modeling and Interpreting the Economics of Catastrophic Climate Change” (pdf). Whilst I haven’t tried to wade through the paper myself (my grip of economics, although much improved, is not quite up to that level yet ;o)), the point which resonated me […]

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(another slightly out of date post – I liked my point about nat vent buildings though, so I’ve posted it anyway) Via It’s the Environment, Stupid evidence Allianz/WWF (October 2006, pdf, 46 pages) plus Lloyd’s (pdf, 17 pages) are taking notice of climate change. The only overt reference to the built environment within the Lloyd’s […]

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Driving to the gym on Friday morning, I was somewhat bemused by a story reported on BBC radio news that Tony Blair had promised not to let the global increase in temperature rise above 2ºC. To me, it sounded as if he had control of the thermostat, which seemed a little extraordinary, if not a […]

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Came across some scary figures via this article (opens a pdf file) written by 2 Stanford MBA students. By their reckoning, the US accounts for 4% of the world’s population and uses 25% of world energy consumption. A sobering thought on it’s own. But their point is that in general global ‘economies’ appear to be […]

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