Tag Archives: climate change

Climate change and art: just good friends

Is this a climate change poem which I see before me? I certainly hope so, because art in all its forms has the potential to succeed, where conventional channels of communication have so spectacularly failed to convey the urgency of global warming. It’s far from certain whether Hence, a short poem by Simon Armitage commissioned for the forthcoming Winchester Poetry Festival, aspires to offer more than a supremely imaginative description of Antony Gormley’s Sound II, the much-admired life-size human figure […]

The sublime, the climate and Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton writes about the inadequacy of language to describe nature. Perhaps it’s no surprise that climate scientists can’t explain what’s being lost.

Red line in Red List of Ecosystems

A new research paper brings the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems closer to reality. But why is the scientific basis so silent on the subject of climate change?

John Ashton pulls no punches in climate arena

Since retiring from the Foreign Office last year, John Ashton has given a series of forthright speeches on climate change. Why does he omit the predicament of the most vulnerable countries?

Keystone XL impact study: pipeline safe from global warming!

The Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL pipeline inadvertently argues against its own conclusion in a bizarre chapter about climate change.

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