The Problem with Puffins

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Catastrophe looms for the problematic puffin.  The likeable comically shaped and  cartoonishly colored birds that are the emblematic symbol of Iceland and are the official bird symbol for the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, are definitely doomed if something isn’t done.  Or so we’ve been told. Headlines scream:…

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International Panel Calls for End to Global War on Fossil Fuels

OCTOBER 5, 2018 – More than 100 leading scholars from 12 countries have issued a report contending “the global war on fossil fuels … was never founded on sound science or economics” and urging the world’s policymakers to “acknowledge this truth and end that war.” The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC), an independent…

The IPCC and “Carbon Unicorns”

Caution urged over use of ‘carbon unicorns’ to limit warming By Matt McGrath Climate scientists meeting in Korea are being urged to avoid relying on untested technologies as a way of keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will shortly publish a report on how the world might stay below…