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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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Niki Seth-Smith is a freelance journalist and contributing editor to 50.50.

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

The natural rhythm that has characterised climate on Earth during the last 3 million years is broken. It has taken humans less than 200 years to accomplish this. The industrial extraction and burning of fossil-fuels have fed the atmosphere and oceans with huge quantities of CO2, with impacts that are manifest all over the planet.

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