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A look at carbon dioxide levels, temperature and temperature changes and their effect on climate change

Considering the possibility that extreme weather patterns are the result of a warming climate –

We have seen that changes in the ice are serious markers of a warming or cooling planet and some of the best and most obvious early warning signs, but what is actually happening to the ice?

And are we ignoring it? We don’t actually need the IPCC reports or to understand the Climate Models to be pretty certain we have a problem with the climate; it is big, and will get a whole lot worse.  The complexity of climate makes most of us assume we cannot do more than follow the […]

If so what does it tell us?
Are there certain parts of our planet that are the early warning regions showing us how the climate is already responding and how it will continue to respond? Well, yes actually …

During an election surely we expect the most important issues to be discussed and that the parties explain where they stand on these. How have they done? Let me list what I am very certain are the biggest issues facing the UK as we face this election: Climate Change – there may be some differing […]

The First of a Series on Climate Change Part 1 There is so much discussion on this subject, and so much of it is contradictory, that it is easy to feel overwhelmed – but hopefully not here. To get the answer wrong would be dreadful. If it is happening and we do nothing – disaster. […]

Part 2 of the Climate Series The ‘tipping point’ is reached when climate runs away with itself because the temperature has moved above where it has historically been. No matter what action we then took – our climate would change all by itself hugely and fast.  It would be climate mayhem. Those negotiating at Copenhagen […]

Mike’s combined list of abilities and achievements are pretty rare – some say unequalled, but Mike would argue we are all different. Academically at the age of 10 he came top in the 11 plus exams in Middlesex with 100% in all papers. He gained scholarships to Harrow, Mill Hill and Christs Hospital; the latter […]

So what is a ‘Tipping Point’? The climate has varied considerably over historic time but in recent geological history (more than 1 million years) has always been between certain limits, and while in this range most climate situations have already existed.  When and if climate exceeds these boundaries then a whole new range of impacts […]