In this podcast, Sir Mark Walport, chief scientific advisor to the UK government, and Nazia Mintz-Habib, from the Centre of Development Studies, Cambridge University, talk about climate change in relation to the challenges and possible solutions for the United Kingdom and the global South.
AEF reacts to Government launch of major consultations on Heathrow expansion and airport change
“These proposals tinker at the edges in terms of how noise is measured, communicated and spread out, and the Government still maintains that we will somehow have London’s air quality crisis resolved before a new runway makes it worse again.But the fundamental question about whether this endless growth in the number of aircraft flying in and out of the UK can in reality be delivered without compromising climate change targets (which are being quietly ignored) or sacrificing public health and wellbeing...
NOAA Climate Change Claims Reinforced
Temperature and salinity data measured from Argo floats are playing a critical role in disproving misinformation being promoted by climate change skeptics, who had previously claimed that the ocean warming trend had slowed down between 1998 and 2012 (popularized as the "Global Warming Hiatus"). NOAA received some much needed backup from scientists at UC Berkley on January 4th, when they published another independent study backing up NOAA`s estimate that the oceans have continued to warm at a rate of 0.12 degrees...
World Bank introducing new fossil fuel subsidies, undermining its own climate change commitments and forest protection efforts
New analysis of Bank’s $5-billion-dollar policy loans shows lender supporting investment incentives for coal and other fossil fuel projects in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East, threatening climate change efforts, indigenous groups and natural resources. World Bank policy loans are creating subsidies for coal, gas and oil projects and undercutting initiatives to build wind, solar and geothermal power infrastructure and protect vulnerable rainforests, including the Amazon, a new...
WBA urges for global bioenergy development to mitigate climate change at 5th Central European Bioenergy Conference, Graz
With more than 1000 registered delegates and speakers from 30 nations, the 5th Central European Bioenergy Conference (CEBC) continued its tradition as the leading bioenergy event in the region. The event included many bioenergy companies showcasing technologies, equipment and innovation. As always, World Bioenergy Association was present at the event promoting bioenergy. WBA conducted the World Bioenergy Day on 18th January 2017 at CEBC. The session was a global gathering of bioenergy experts worldwide. The...
New project to study the impacts of climate change on Arctic ecosystems
A new project will investigate how climate-driven changes affect two top Arctic predators, the Harp and Ringed seals, as well as the base of the Arctic food web. As part of this project scientists from the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will work alongside five other UK centres and 21 international partners to help improve understanding of the Arctic, which has been traditionally under sampled.Dr Jo Hopkins, from the NOC, said: “This is an exciting and ambitious project that will help scientists predict...