Tagged: Rio20+

Rio wrap: a real limp deal (where’s the way out?) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 25, 2012

So it ended, as have most of the recent UN conferences on climate change, with a statement of platitudes and good intentions but nothing in the way of firm commitments to action. George Monbiot called the conference text 283 paragraphs of fluff, The Economist called the outcome “a limp agreement” and “a poor result for [...] … Read More

Episode 33: Sweet and sour - The Sciblogs Podcast

Peter Griffin Jun 22, 2012

A bumper edition this week of the Sciblogs podcast owing to the huge amount of interesting science news around the traps. The last electric sports car? I kick off with my Science Media Centre colleagues John Kerr and Dacia Herbulock analysing what’s come out of the Rio20+ summit in Brazil – what have the world’s nation’s agreed … Read More

Indonesian President promotes “sustainable growth with equity” - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 19, 2012

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono gave an impressive speech at the Centre for International Forestry Research last week. How his words translate into the political life of his country I don’t know, but it is hard to fault them as an analysis of the world’s current challenges and a pointer to the direction in which [...] … Read More

Brittany speaks truth to power - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 25, 2012

Wellington schoolgirl Brittany Trilford won TckTckTck’s Date with History competition with this powerful message. She has earned a trip to the Rio+20 Conference in a month’s time, and — with luck — will get the chance to express her feelings to the assembled world leaders. Speak truth to power, Brittany. Speak it loudly. Our leaders, [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #25: Box on ice (a polar special) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 23, 2012

As the northern hemisphere starts to warm (rather rapidly in the USA), climate watchers’ thoughts turn to melting ice, and to tell us what happened last year and what might be in store this summer, Glenn and Gareth welcome back Greenland expert Jason Box from the Byrd Polar research Centre at Ohio State University. It’s [...] … Read More

Shapes of things (2012 and all that) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 29, 2011

‘Tis the silly season, time for journalists with little real news to report to reflect on the year past and make predictions for the year to come. I don’t normally play that game because there are too many interesting things to write about on the climate beat, but this year I’m going to make an [...] … Read More