The IPCC’s Fifth Report, September 2013. Some comments by Sir John Houghton

Introduction The Physical Science Component of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th report was agreed in Stockholm in the week beginning  23rd September 2013 and its Summary for Policymakers – about 30 pages long – was available on 27th September. The main messages are: 1) That it is …

CRES 2013

With the Annual CRES Residential at Ripon College Cuddesdon our 2012/13 year drew to a close.  We are pleased to say that we had four new graduates from the course. Do have a look at the full REPORT of the residential on the CRES website. September and October is often …

World Energy Map from IEA

The International Energy Agency has published a paper on redrawing the world energy map. It highlights topics such as the subsidies on fossil fuels which have recently grown, and it presents data relating to recent governmental policies of developed countries, especially subsidies on coal. It also considers the relationship between …

Professor Colin Russell

We are sad to report that JRI Vice-President, Colin Russell, died on 17th May 2013. There is an obituary at the Royal Society of Chemistry. Colin Russell was Emeritus Professor of History of Science and Technology at the Open University. Also see wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_A._Russell A full appreciation of Colin’s life and work …