Duality in climate science

On the duality of climate scientists:
… how integrated assessment models are hard-wired to deliver politically palatable outcomes – Dr Kevin Anderson  writes in Nature Geoscience :-

The commentary demonstrates the endemic bias prevalent amongst many of those developing emission scenarios to severely underplay the scale of the 2°C mitigation challenge. In several important respects the modelling community is self-censoring its research to conform to the dominant political and economic paradigm. Moreover, there is a widespread reluctance of many within the climate change community to speak out against unsupported assertions that an evolution of ‘business as usual’ is compatible with the IPCC’s 2°C carbon budgets. With specific reference to energy, this analysis concludes that even a slim chance of “keeping below” a 2°C rise, now demands a revolution in how we both consume and produce energy. Such a rapid and deep transition will have profound implications for the framing of contemporary society and is far removed from the rhetoric of green growth that increasingly dominates the climate change agenda    read the full  article on his website – click  here

Pyrois Rocket Stove Course at the Green Back Yard

Bob has just run another rocket stove design and build course for the Green Back Yard in central Peterborough . Participants learned about the history and basic theory behind the  famous sustainable stoves and were given tips on the correct way to build one  before they put it all into practice and built their own stoves from recycled materials  One team had to finish their stove to cook their evening meal on – another team made a hefty 6″ bore “industrial strength” stove made from old olive tins!

The course, which is fully funded for participants, is set to be repeated Jan or Feb 2015 – space is limited so contact Jasmine or Rennie at The Green Backyard for the date and to book a place.

If you can’t make it, dont worry  – Bob also runs Stove Building courses at other venues –  please check out the Rocket Stove Course page on this site for more details.

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