What is the climate on climate change?

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What is the climate on climate change?

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"The situation is actually good": do you agree with Graciela Chichilnisky on climate change?

Before the Copenhagen climate convention kicked off this week, Prospect and Editorial Intelligence teamed up to gather together some of the world’s top climate change experts and thrash out the most important environmental issues. Last Tuesday’s debate, “What is the Climate on Climate Change?”, featured among others Graciela Chichilnisky, architect of the Carbon Market of the Kyoto Protocol, EU environmental expert Jesse Scott and Rosie Boycott, head of the London Food Board.

The result was a fascinating discussion, in which Scott lamented environment ministers’ lack of financial and intellectual muscle, Boycott insisted that stopping deforestation was the single most important factor in cutting carbon emissions, while Chichilnisky suggested that “the situation is actually good” as long as we introduce certain changes:

We need third generation carbon capture technology, which is carbon negative, to build power

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  1. December 14, 2009


    Climate change is possibly happening although there are many views about this. It seems clear that any change is not due to human activity but has always happened.The real danger is that there appears to be a concerted effort to control people by enacting laws which will place power in the hands of the few,which will result in globalized government and curtail the freedoms of the individual. Why is there not a genuine debate especially after the East Anglia revelations?

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Brian Semple

Brian Semple is Editorial Assistant at Prospect. After studying at the University of Oxford and City University London, he went onto work for a number of regional newspapers in Ireland before joining Prospect in February. 

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