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Book by Andrew Palmer explores today's fundamental & systemic problems of the world. Proposes a framework for understanding the forces that are driving change.

Nicholas Stern – A Policy Framework for Climate Change

23 February 2008

Lord Stern, author of the review on the economics of climate change (“The Stern Report”, 2006) wrote in The Times (London) on the 22 February 2008 pointing out the need for a clear policy framework to deal with the threat posed by climate change. He wrote, “Climate change is the [read more]

The London Accord

21 February 2008

The London Accord is unusual in that it was produced as the result of a collaboration between investment banks, research houses, academics and NGOs. It claims to have produced the first “open source” research resource for investors in climate change solutions. The Website [read more]

The Global Canopy Programme

21 February 2008

The Global Canopy Programme describes itself as “an alliance of 29 scientific institutions in 19 countries, which lead the world in forest canopy research, education and conservation.” It also states that “The GCP is helping to plug major gaps in knowledge. The structure, [read more]

Pew Center on Global Climate Change

21 February 2008

The Pew Center for Global Climate Change is an American Website offering a number of articles and reports on climate change and related issues. The Pew Center for Global Climate Change states that it is “dedicated to providing credible information, straight answers, and innovative solutions [read more]

The Hard Rain Project

21 February 2008

The Hard Rain Project takes its name from Bob Dylan’s song- “A Hard Rain is A-Gonna to Fall.” Mark Edwards tells how in July, 1969 he was lost on the edge of the Sahara, and was rescued by a Tuareg nomad, who took him to his people, made a fire and produced a cassette player. Bob [read more]

The Oil Drum

20 February 2008

The Oil Drum (http://www.theoildrum.com) is a very useful resource for all those interested in oil reserves, Peak Oil and energy consumption. The material on the Site is solid and the contributors appear to know what they are talking about.  This is also a solidly international effort, not another [read more]

The 11th Hour – review

20 February 2008

I watched The 11th Hour sitting in a cinema in Dubai with about three or four other people, this film is obviously not going to be a big box office attraction in the Middle East, and its serious and unrelenting message makes this a difficult movie for most. Not a pop-corn movie. The first thing [read more]

Limits to Oil Drilling

16 February 2008

Reuters reported an interview with Jan-Peter Onstwedder, formerly BP’s most senior risk manager, in which Onstwedder said that the oil, gas and coal reserves already known contain more CO2 than mankind can safely burn. In 2007 Onstwedder worked on the “London Accord” [read more]

Tipping Points in the Earth’s Climate

16 February 2008

By Andrew Palmer Feb 16, 2008 – 7:04:42 AM Email this article Printer friendly page Tim Lenton has said on his Website (http://researchpages.net/ESMG/people/tim-lenton/tipping-points/) that, “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its many excellent reports tends to [read more]
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