Author: Professor Andrew Challinor

Climate change and the Curate’s Egg; The carbon budget, cycle and sinks.

Professor Andrew Challinor,
Dr David Frape
Keywords: Climate change, carbon sinks, GHG, food production. See Appendix for definitions of terms used. Matt Ridley, writing in the Wall Street Journal (1), made a number of points justifying why the world should continue to burn fossil fuels at an increasing rate. We contend he draws the wrong conclusions from the established evidence. Ridley fails to recognize the  potential chronic, dire and irreversible consequences of burning fossil fuels at an ever increasing rate. …