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Dive right in: Radio 4, Today – IPCC ‘must earn trust’ with public IPCC denies newspaper claim that it overstated costs of natural disasters Deniergate: Turning the tables on climate sceptics New controversy in battle over the future of climate politics Great post on weather stations and the reliability of temperature data

Visualising the gap between political and scientific reality.

Keep an eye on the Climate Scoreboard during the next two weeks… Note the dark blue curve in the graphic, this is the probability distribution, it shows the full range of temperature rise the current national emissions proposals would likely give rise to. Currently it’s 2-6 degrees with 3.8 degrees is the most likely outcomeRead more

CRUde Swifthack

For those of you not following the detail of ‘ClimateGate’ here’s a nice video explaining the meaning of the two most cited “conspiracy-proving” emails. Peter Sinclair also wades in with a short video covering the affair. While this sort of accurate rebuttal is important, it reminds me of something Randy Olson argues in Don’t beRead more

Internship Opportunity #2

Climate Intern We are looking for a budding, confident and enthusiastic Climate Intern to join our small and dynamic team based in Wales. The successful candidate will work over a six-month period researching and communicating the latest climate science in order to influence policymakers and campaigners. Output will include writing briefing papers and reports, blogpostsRead more

Internship Opportunity #1

Energy Intern We are looking for a budding, confident and enthusiastic Energy Intern to join our small and dynamic team based in Wales. The successful candidate will work over a six-month period promoting research that demonstrates why a transition to a renewable-rich energy system in the UK is not only necessary, but also technically feasible,Read more

Mitigation and the emerging economic consensus

There”s an emerging economic consensus – in parallel with the scientific consensus – that investing in mitigation and adaptation is good value for money. Joe Romm points out an overlooked conclusion of a recent IIED study by Martin Parry and others on the underestimated cost of adaptation, Romm notes: In the “aggressive abatement” case (450Read more

Safe Climate Australia

A great new campaign from down under, Safe Climate Australia: In their words: Safe Climate Australia is a non-government organisation formed and steered by a foundation group of concerned scientists, community and business leaders with a shared understanding of the scientific and moral imperatives for emergency action to restore a safe climate. Visit: www.safeclimateaustralia.org

Energy Bonds in the Guardian

Tim talks to the Guardian about PIRC’s work on energy bonds. http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/jul/13/manchester-report-bonds Also see: Manchester Report: Plans for renewable energy bonds among 20 climate ideas to save the world

July Arctic Sea Ice Outlook

The Arctic Sea Ice Outlook has just been updated for July. It”s based on a synthesis of 16 estimates which utilise a range of different projection methods. They note that there is “no indication that a return to historical levels will occur”. Big surprise! The full range of estimates range from 4.0-5.2 million square kilometers,Read more

Join our team…

Team Member Location: Machynlleth, mid-Wales Position Type: Paid / Full time / 1 year Closing Date: Applications Closed Contact: Richard Hawkins / 01654 70 22 77 / rich@pirc.info We are seeking an enthusiastic and confident generalist with experience of project management, communications and research to join our small and dynamic team, based in Machynlleth, mid-WalesRead more

Become our Climate Intern…

Applications Closed It’s that time of year again, when we’re looking for a budding, confident and enthusiastic intern to join our small and dynamic team, in mid-Wales – applications to rich@pirc.info – details below: The successful candidate will work over a six-month period on one or two of the following projects: Climate safety – aRead more

Zero Carbon Britain 2007

For thirty years CAT has been at the forefront of understanding environmental issues. Decades before there was an appreciation of the environmental challenges we now face, CAT was educating and informing about their inevitability, carrying our pioneering work into sustainability issues, and formulating practical solutions which are now finding enthusiastic adopters throughout government and businessRead more

Welsh Assembly Sustainability Committee

CAT, mid-Wales May 15th, 2008 Tim is giving a ZCB presentation to the Sustainability Committee of the Welsh Assembly Government during their session at the Centre for Alternative Technology.

Environmental Audit Committee

CAT, mid-Wales May 15th, 2008 Tim is presenting to the Environmental Audit Committee during their visit to the Centre for Alternative Technology.