Monthly Archives: December 2012

Requiem for a Fish? The Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

“The oceans are the planet’s last great living wilderness, man’s only remaining frontier on Earth, and perhaps his last chance to prove himself a rational species.” ― John L. Culliney, author of Islands in a Far Sea.  Nature and Man in Hawaii In recent posts I have been writing a lot about climate change.  This … Continue reading »

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Oiling our Future. Why Doha failed.

My optimism of 24th November was short-lived.  The Doha climate conference (COP18), as I suspected deep-down, was a failure on par with the series of conferences to which it belongs.  Something is seriously wrong when 16000 people from 194 countries manage over two weeks to accomplish the bare minimum.  They agreed to extend the Kyoto … Continue reading »

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More on ice and weather and climate and the world we are headed to.

With the Doha climate conference under way, Nature’s edition for 29th November devoted a special section to climate-related topics, but Science for 30th November was business as usual (does this reflect a US – UK divide?).  Nature provides an editorialwhich makes the point that climate change and international agreements to limit it are travelling on … Continue reading »

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