Tag Archives: Health

What price ecosystem services?

The IPCC’s Working Group II report published in March this year gave centre stage to the impacts of climate change on health, food production and labour productivity. In contrast, the potential loss of ecosystem services was largely ignored. The importance … Continue reading

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Cough for Coal at COP19

by Isobel Braithwaite and Gabriele Messori Carrying a pair of giant pink lungs in front of the Polish Ministry of Economy wasn’t really where either of us had imagined we’d end up on a cold November morning.  Why were we … Continue reading

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Climate pollution in the near term

A lot of emphasis when it comes to climate change is placed on reducing carbon dioxide emissions, to prevent future global mean warming.  CO2 stays in the atmosphere for a very long time though, and any emission reductions will take … Continue reading

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