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A Succinct Account of my View on Individual and Collective Action

I am regularly accused of reducing responses to climate change to simple individual action, sacrifice and “having to give things up” – hair shirts and all that. That is categorically not my view.

The Hidden Agenda: How Veiled Techno-utopias Shore Up the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a genuine triumph of international diplomacy and of how the French people brought an often-fractious world together to see beyond national self interest.

Untold Climate Truth with Kevin Anderson

During the Paris climate talks, one leading scientist says the fundamentals of the whole process is "wildly optimistic". It starts with climate models that assume too much, spills into unreal scientific advice, and ends with rosy media reports saying we can keep on growing without wrecking the climate.

Duality in Climate Science

The value of science is undermined when we adopt questionable assumptions and fine-tune our analysis to conform to dominant political and economic sensibilities.

Letter to the PM outlining how 2°C demands an 80% cut in EU emissions by 2030

The letter summarises why the IPCC’s carbon budgets for a “likely” chance of not exceeding the international community’s 2°C commitment, requires the EU to reduce the emissions from its energy system by 80% by 2030, with complete decarbonisation just a few years later.

Don’t muddle energy efficiency with reducing emissions!

 I don’t think Zachary’s arguments that “Naomi Klein Is Wrong” stack up. True to say Naomi does not have all the answers – but who does?

An inconvenient truth: US proposed emission cuts too little too late

The maths accompanying obligations to “avoid dangerous climate change” demand fundamental change rather than rousing rhetoric and incremental action.

House of Lords shale gas report chooses eloquence over analysis when addressing issues of climate change

When it comes to climate change, the latest House of Lords report is yet another in a long line of eloquent obfuscations rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic rather than grasping the wheel and urgently steering a different course.

UK international commitments on climate change are incompatible with the development of a national shale gas industry

Shale gas is indisputably a high-carbon energy source.

Radical Emissions Planning: Kevin Anderson interview

Professor Kevin Anderson on science and politics; shale gas and climate; and climate, economics and finance.