Latest on Climate Change


Over the past month or so and in the lead up to COP 21 in Paris there has been a spate of publications on the likely impact of climate change. Many of these are from the usual suspects, the Green Alliance, WWF, FOE etc; but it is also noticeable that more mainstream organisations are also getting involved. I present a few here for your consideration.

Risky Business takes a look at California, the seventh largest economy in the world and the picure it paints is far from rosy!

Deutsche Bank presents and analysis of the price trajectory for solar power in an age of falling oil prices.

The Centre  for Climate and Security in the US has made a threat assessment for the US intelligence community. This makes quite scary reading.

The New Climate Institute takes a long hard look at the climate change actions of the EU US and China analysing the co-benefits indicating the faster we take action the more the benefit.


Have fun with these.

My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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