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  • 19 May 2010
    Bjørn Lomborg

    The Hartwell Paper: Revolutionizing Climate Policy?

    From Copenhagen to ClimateGate, the context and controversy surrounding any discussion of global warming has proven a significant handicap. This week, a group of distinguished climate scientists, economists, and policy experts published The Hartwell Paper - the outcome of a meeting convened by The London School of Economics. Fundamentally re-framing climate policy, these experts argue for a radical change in approach, insisting that progress in confronting climate change is now possible because of the epic failure of international cooperation on policy in 2009. (Contributors to the Paper include the Press's own Professor Mike Hulme - who had been featured prominently in the coverage of the ClimateGate scandal and is author of Why We Disagree About Climate Change.) The Hartwell Paper proposes a three-pronged approach in objectives: ensuring energy access for all; ensuring that we develop in a manner that does not undermine the essential functioning of the Earth system; ensuring that our societies are adequately equipped to withstand the risks and dangers that come from all the vagaries of climate, whatever their cause may be. Learn more about their thesis on the LSE's homepage here. Delving into the discussion, Cambridge author Bjorn Lomborg aligns their findings with his own approach to climate change on The Project Syndicate. -------- TALKING SENSE ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING Bjorn Lomborg LONDON - In February, 14 distinguished climate scientists, economists, and policy experts came together to discuss how to tackle global warming. This week, the London School of Economics and Oxford University are publishing their conclusions. They are worth considering.

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  • 25 Feb 2010

    Peer Review Pickle

    Peer-reviewed science – the time-honored system of scholars vetting scholars – faces challenges in the face of scandals such as Climategate. spiked looks at the flaws in this esoteric system and shows what happens when dogma and ego collide – turning peer review into modern-day holy scripture…

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