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Pope-bashing on the global warming issue

It is no surprise that Pope Francis' Laudato si' encyclical on global warming received a lot of flak even before it was officially published on 18th June. Climate change deniers are legion. Despite this, the man valiantly came out banging — and we're glad that he did....

The flawed war on climate change

We're all for putting a cap on CO2 emissions, the use of renewable energy and the adoption of green technologies. But we often wonder: is the war on climate change just a question of greenhouse gases (GHG)? By focusing too much on the mechanics of global warming and...

Bracing for the new ballast water rules

As a departure from our normal practice, we are reproducing in toto the following news release issued on 29th July by Dunelm Public Relations on behalf of the UK P&I Club. We think it is of great interest to the shipping community: Shipowners will soon be obliged...

Picturing the impact of climate change

In spite of the doubting Thomases, scientific evidence of global warming and climate change continues to pile up. A recent study, for instance, by a group of paleoclimatology researchers attests to a warming trend over the past 130 years. Well and good, but scientific...

Climate change: accessories to the crime

It's easy to blame Big Business for the ruination of the environment, global warming and climate change. The truth is that we're all part of the problem, no thanks to our individual and collective lifestyles and our patterns of consumption. We are accessories to the...

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