Climate science: Too hot for comfort


Perhaps it was inevitable that Andrew Voysey would be disappointed in December 2009. The secretary of ClimateWise - the insurance industry initiative designed to address the issue of climate change - admits that its recommendations for the COP 15 climate change conference in Cophenhagen were aggressive.

ClimateWise had asked for a 40% reduction in carbon emissions by developed nations by 2020 from levels recorded in 1990, progressing to an 85% reduction by 2050. The organisation wanted a plan

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