Bryan Walker

Bryan Walker is a long-retired English teacher who lives in Hamilton and has contributed many articles and book reviews to Hot Topic over the years. Failing eyesight means that he now unable to contribute as often as in the past, but his moral and ethical perspective on the climate problem is always welcome.

Climate Change and Global Energy Security - Hot Topic

Sep 18, 2011

Academics Marilyn Brown and Benjamin Sovacool, who have impressive credentials in the field of energy policy, are co-authors of the recently published Climate Change and Global Energy Security: Technology and Policy Options, a substantial and detailed study of a very wide range of technologies covering both the promise of those options and the obstacles to [...]

The Lesson from China - Hot Topic

Sep 15, 2011

Environmentalist Lester Brown is a competitive long-distance runner even into his late seventies. There’s something of the dogged persistence of that sport in the way he keeps delivering the message that humanity must change course, and backing up what he has to say with masses of data.  The latest email I received a few days [...]

Climate Change: The Long View - Hot Topic

Sep 14, 2011

Professor Tim Naish, Director of the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, and Principal Scientist, GNS Science, is giving a lecture tomorrow, Thursday 15 September, from 12.30-1.30 at VUW’s Pipitea Campus, Railway West Wing 501. It’s part of the NZ Climate Change Research Institute’s Seminar Series. Recommended to Wellingtonians, and worth attention from the [...]

Jolting Contrasts - Hot Topic

Sep 12, 2011

I read this morning yet another dismal report on the extraordinary lengths to which Republican politicians hopeful of nomination as presidential candidate in America are going in their denial of climate change. Then I watched an excellent PBS television interview with a couple of intelligent and knowledgeable American scientists which regular Hot Topic commenter Bill [...]