Tagged: Fred Pearce

The promise of renewables - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Nov 04, 2011

No sooner had I finished reviewing Fools Rule, which recounts the determination of many nations to carry on with the further discovery and exploitation of fossil fuels in blunt defiance of the warnings of science, than I read Fred Pearce’s article in Yale Environment 360 detailing how the world is in fact burning more and [...] … Read More

Back to the futures forum - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 11, 2011

A brief note to let you know that all the presentations at the recent Climate Futures Forum organised by the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute at VUW have now been made available for web viewing. There’s a good deal of gold in there: presentations by Martin Manning, David Karoly and Bob Gifford will especially [...] … Read More

Routefinding the future: reflecting on the climate futures forum - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Apr 05, 2011

Two busy days in Te Papa last week, and a lot to think about. The Climate Futures Forum organised by the Climate Change Research Institute at VUW was fascinating and disturbing in equal measure. Fascinating because it’s hard not to be interested when a lot of very smart people are feeding you information, and disturbing [...] … Read More

Te Papa (got a brand new climate bag) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 24, 2011

I’m off to Wellington next week to take part in the NZ Climate Change Research Institute‘s Climate Futures Forum being held in Te Papa on Thursday and Friday. The forum’s organised around four themes: Climate change and society’s challenge Communication between the science community and society Human behaviour and the capacity to change Towards durable [...] … Read More

A new journalistic fiction - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 09, 2010

Of all the comments on Muir Russell’s climategate report the one that resonated most with me was that of Oxford physicist Myles Allen (pictured). “What everyone has lost sight of is the spectacular failure of mainstream journalism to keep the whole affair in perspective.” When the Guardian is part of that failure the word ‘spectacular’ [...] … Read More

Something for the weekend - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 02, 2010

Lazy blogging. Just links to a few things I think you might find interesting to read (and a performance to enjoy) while I get some work done. First up: Swiss Re, the giant reinsurance company, has published a handy new report called Climate sceptic arguments and their scientific background (pdf), written by Swiss scientist Urs [...] … Read More

Dogged Pearce still hounding Jones - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Apr 01, 2010

Fred Pearce is a fine one to speak of a rush to judgment. Many of his Guardian articles on the UEA emails did just that. (See Pearced to the Heart and Defending the Indefensible on Hot Topic) Yet that is the accusation he levels at yesterday’s report of the parliamentary committee’s investigation into the [...] … Read More

Defending the indefensible: Guardian responds to RC critics - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 27, 2010

RealClimate has given James Randerson, editor of the Guardian’s environmental website, the opportunity to respond to two RealClimate posts on the Guardian’s “investigation” into the hacked CRU emails.  I found his response disappointing. He points to the Guardian’s climate change credentials. They are certainly for the most part good, though in view of the overwhelming [...] … Read More

CRU’s Jones on the stand: Pearce offers opinion as news - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 02, 2010

Fred Pearce is obviously unrepentant over the unjust treatment he meted out to Phil Jones in his unfortunate series of artices on the UEA emails, one of which I commented on here. He has just produced an extraordinarily slanted account of Jones’ questioning from the Parliamentary committee set up to look into the affair. How’s this [...] … Read More

Pearced to the heart: Fred gets it wrong - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Feb 18, 2010

I have been a reader of the Guardian newspaper for 55 years and was more than a little astonished when they ran a series of articles by prominent environmental journalist Fred Pearce on the stolen University of East Anglia emails. For that matter I was surprised that Fred Pearce wrote them. He is no climate change [...] … Read More

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