Tagged: bryan walker

Doug digs denial - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 15, 2010

Waikato farmers who deny human-caused climate change will be cheered by the support lent by a real live scientist in an interview prominently reported in the latest issue of the Waikato Farmer, a monthly feature supplement of the Waikato Times.  Admittedly not a climate scientist – a soil scientist actually – but one who has [...] … Read More

Misuse of political office: science under attack - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 07, 2010

A couple of months ago I posted on Michael Mann’s fight back against the denialist attacks he is constantly subjected to.  Now there’s a new kind of attack.  The Attorney General of Virginia, one Ken Cuccinelli, has made a Civil Investigative Demand to the University of Virginia for a long list of documents relating [...] … Read More

Down to the sea - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 06, 2010

An interview with climatologist Ellen Mosley-Thompson published yesterday in Yale Environment 360 is a reminder that for those working with ice there’s not much doubt about where we’re heading. She spent six weeks of the summer on her ninth visit to Antarctica drilling ice cores on the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the fastest-warming places on [...] … Read More

You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 01, 2010

Biodiversity continues its steady decline. A team of scientists have this week published a study in Science confirming that fact.  Governments in 2002 at a summit on the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed to aim to halt biodiversity loss by the year 2010. When experts meet in Nairobi on May 10 it will be to [...] … Read More

Klein in Bolivia: global democracy is the way forward - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 23, 2010

Naomi Klein has been to Bolivia. She reports in the Guardian on the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth held this week. The Copenhagen Accord speaks of keeping global warming to two degrees. In fact to date the emissions reductions pledged under the Accord put the world on the path [...] … Read More

Conference in Bolivia: who pays the price of change? - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 21, 2010

“We are very worried because we have no water. Half the people of this community have already left. Those who remain are struggling with the lack of water.” Those are the words of a villager in a small Bolivian village called Khapi which is suffering from the effects of retreating glaciers in the Andes.  A [...] … Read More

Beatin’ the heat - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 20, 2010

It was a happy experience to open the Waikato Times last week and see across from the editorial page the profile of scientist Jim Salinger under the headline Salinger doesn’t feel critics’ heat.  The article was based on an interview with Salinger, who was visiting Hamilton to speak to Forest and Bird’s AGM about research [...] … Read More

In the bunker: entrepreneurs wage war on carbon - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 12, 2010

If you want cheering up, a visit to the Carbon War Room web site may do the trick. Not everything has to wait on government action. Richard Branson is one of the founders of the organisation. “Harnessing the power of entrepreneurs to implement market-driven solutions to climate change” is how it describes its work. Branson explains: “Why [...] … Read More