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About Øyvind Paasche

Øyvind Paasche is the leader of the Bergen Marine Research Cluster, Norway and chair of research at the University of the Arctic

Articles by Øyvind Paasche

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The IPCC and new climate paths

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is a unique public service that produces valuable scientific reports. But is yet another 1,000-page document what is needed now, asks Øyvind Paasche.

Climate politics: hockey-stick to hamster-wheel

The containment of greenhouse-gas emissions requires political will. But to get to that point the debate about global warming needs to escape from two key diversions, says Øyvind Paasche. 


The new Arctic: trade, science, politics

The opening of the Arctic to ship-passage will transform the region’s political as well as environmental landscape, says Øyvind Paasche.

After climategate: forward to reality

A series of careful reports into the leaked emails of climate scientists provides a consistent account of the "climategate" saga. This allows a welcome refocus on the problems of climate change and the role of the IPCC, says Øyvind Paasche.

Copenhagen: climate countdown

The United Nations climate-change summit is a vital moment in the world’s effort to avert catastrophe. openDemocracy authors reflect on what needs to happen and how much Copenhagen can achieve.

After glaciers: a new climate world

A field campaign to the remote south Atlantic reveals that glaciers on the island of South Georgia are disappearing at remarkable speed. This massive glacial retreat is part of an emerging climatic pattern with global consequences, says Øyvind Paasche.

(This article was first published on 27 August 2009)
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