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Hoping For The Best About Climate Change Just Isn't Good Enough

Following months of speculation, this week the report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will set out the latest collective view from the world’s leading climatologists, atmospheric physicists and other experts about the extent of human impact on the Earth’s climate system. Most importantly it will set out possibilities about what might happen in future. That word “might” is key.

Nature Has So Many Benefits

What makes a place like Oxford special? History, architecture, people and the local economy certainly all contribute. There is another factor though, and it is one that is often more important than all these in making where we live distinctive. It is what might be called natural character.
I grew up in Cowley and from a very early age was an avid naturalist.

Natural Capital Is Essential For Growth

The emergence of proposals from a House Committee to drastically cut the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency underlines just how disastrously out of touch many politicians are with modern economic thinking.
The idea that it could be prudent to slash the budget of an organization that helps to sustain clean air and water and the quality of the natural environment is in large part predicated on the idea that the depletion o

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