In the second one The Economist speaks with Camilla Toulmin before the Copenhagen Conference in 2009. She is an environmental economist who was unknown to me previously, and speaks about China and mitigation technologies. In an unfortunate moment she expresses his confidence that China will reduce its emissions because ...Himalayan glaciers...It seems that that single and apparently unimportant paragraph in the last IPCC Report was indeed taken up by some as a critical issue.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I have just discovered that The Economist offers a series of interesting short interviews on a series of different topics. Two of them are related to climate change. One is with Brian Hoskins, a very well known expert on atmospheric dynamics and review editor in the last IPCC Report. He offers what I find are candid views on uncertainties, climate models and action on climate change. This interview is post-climategate.