Blogs listing

Samuel Fankhauser

China gets serious about curtailing its carbon emissions

28 March 2011 The Committee on Climate Change

Britain’s carbon budgets are domestic emissions objectives, adopted because they make sense for the UK. But climate change is a global problem. So it is important to see other nations taking action as well.

Thames Barrier closing

Protecting London from current and future flood risks

21 March 2011 The Committee on Climate Change

The Thames Barrier is one of the country’s most high-profile symbols of adaptation. It was fitting, therefore, that the Committee on Climate Change adaptation team recently visited the Thames Barrier for its monthly test closure.

Predicting this wintery weather is snow easy task!

21 December 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

Looking forward, everyone knows that weather forecasts aren't perfect, particularly beyond a few days. This raises the question: how can people predict the climate in 2100 when we can't even predict what it will be like next week?

Unlocking climate uncertainty

1 December 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

Leading figures from the world of climate science, government and mathematics recently convened to hear the latest from a ground-breaking mathematics research programme aimed at advancing one of the most challenging and economically important mathematical problems of all time...

How do we thaw this freezing inertia?

5 November 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

Despite the UK having the strongest climate change legislation in the world, and cross-party support for action from Politicians, people here remain more pessimistic than in other countries about our ability to solve the climate crisis.

A practical guide to decarbonising the global economy

8 October 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

Sorting fact from fiction is becoming central to the climate change debate. In the aftermath of Copenhagen and with Cancun looming ahead, Jim Skea distinguishes between what can be done and what must be done...

How well prepared is the UK for climate change?

6 October 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

The Adaptation Sub-Committee was established in June 2009 to provide independent advice to the Government on the risks to the UK from climate change and to assess progress being made to adapt to future risks and opportunities.

CCC advice on aviation published in ICAO 2010 report

6 October 2010 The Committee on Climate Change

The Committee’s analysis of the contribution that UK aviation could make to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases  has been published in ICAO’s 2010 Environment report.