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 …

Meta-research confirms strength of scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused

There is a long-standing public misperception of the scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused. Various studies since Oreskes (2004) have found a consensus of above 95% among scientific publications that express a conclusion. However a Pew public opinion poll in 2012 revealed that many people had a perception that …

JRI Spring Appeal

JRI is a small and lean organisation but needs donations to continue working at the intersection of environment, science and Christianity. Please give generously to JRI. A new form for giving by various methods (including cheque, bank transfer, online and Paypal) is available: https://www.jri.org.uk/giving-to-jri/