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Why do we play down the horrors of climate change?

Oct 2012 Why do we play down the horrors of climate change?  The Guardian – Jonathon Porritt.

In his article, Jonathon Porritt, refers to the latest broadside from the redoubtable Kevin Anderson at Manchester University, taking to task the vast majority of climate scientists for their mealy-mouthed inability to tell it as it really is: “Contrary to the claims of many climate sceptics, scientists repeatedly and severely underplay the implications of their analyses …”

Executing a Scharnow turn: reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change

Jan 2013  Reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change – UK Chamber of Shipping

Presentation made at a shipping workshop, bringing together industry stakeholders with academics, representatives of the UK’s Committee on Climate Change, Lloyds Register and various experts on shipping from across the EU. The workshop explored the role of technology in delivering step-change emission reductions – both in terms of retrofit and new build – and followed the recent publication of a series of academic papers on shipping and emissions. The workshop, hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping, was part of the University of Manchester’s High Seas project, funded through the EPSRC’s energy programme. The academic paper on which this presentation is based is available for free download at: Executing a Scharnow turn: reconciling shipping emissions with international commitments on climate change