Professor Robert Watson and Cassandra

Targets are a hit and miss affair and governmental and international targets more than most. The problem is that once a target is set the underlying reason for the target is forgotten and the target becomes a means in itself. Continue reading

How forests may be affected by rising temperatures

Despite the best efforts of humanity forests still account for 30% of the world’s land surface area – roughly forty million square kilometres. Despite the importance of forests to our survival – they are huge carbon stores that can keep carbon dioxide from warming the planet too quickly – there are only not legally binding statements of principle about forests when what the world plainly needs is some legally binding way to prevent them from rapidly turning into grasslands and deserts. Continue reading