Record Heat; is global warming advancing? – TRTWorld Roundtable discussion

The news that more than 50 people have died in Greek wildfires is just one part of a very much bigger story. There have been near record temperatures across the northern hemisphere. Japan is calling it a natural disaster. Is this the new norm – is global warming hotting up? […]

China’s increased emissions – BBC World News Business Report – 15 Nov 17

    I think what matters about the suggested increase in emissions this year, is whether it is a blip, or whether it is an actual change in the trajectory. The trajectory has been ahead of what is needed to get us on to the right path, to stay below […]

2016 is set to be the hottest year on record – BBC News – 14 Nov 16

                    BBC News: Let’s talk to Tom Burke, Chairman of the environment think tank E3G, also a former government advisor on climate change. Thanks for being with us. So, 2016 looks set to be the warmest year on record, following 2015, […]

‘Climate, Responsibility and Risk’ – REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ESG INVESTMENT FORUM

                REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE AT THE ESG INVESTMENT FORUM, AMBA HOTEL, CHARING CROSS, OCTOBER 26TH 2016.   ‘Climate, Responsibility and Risk’   Thank you for inviting me to speak to you this morning. It is just over forty years since […]

Sky News – How significant is it that the US and China have ratified the Climate Deal?

  Sky News:  Two of the world’s biggest polluters the US and China have ratified the Paris agreement on climate change. The move is being hailed as a major breakthrough, but does it go far enough? Tom Burke is the chairman of environment think tank E3G, and former British government […]

The extraordinary weather that the country is experiencing – Sky News – 19 December 15

Sky News: Well let’s stay with that story about this extraordinary weather that the country is experiencing. We are joined now by Tom Burke, the chairman and founding director of the environmental think tank E3G. Tom thanks very much indeed for joining us. There’s this thing that we are having to […]

What can we expect from COP21? – BBC World Service – Newshour

                    It’s just under a month before the start of COP21, the Paris climate change conference, at which global powers will try to achieve a universal and legally binding treaty to limit Green House Gas emissions. What can realistically be achieved? […]

REMARKS BY MR TOM BURKE CBE – AT THE WORLD ENERGY COUNCIL ENERGY DAY – BERLIN – OCTOBER 1ST 2015

    The speech on Tuesday by Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board is a game changer for climate change. Whatever you thought about the politics or economics of climate change yesterday is now outdated. The world really did change, […]

SPEAKING WITH A FORKED TONGUE

  This article first appeared in Business Green   . Last month, under pressure from activist investors, Exxon issued a report to their shareholders on climate change. To no-one’s surprise they found that “none of our hydrocarbon assets are now or will become ‘stranded’”. Some saw this as an important […]

‘Events, dear boy, events’ have put climate change back on the agenda

  This article piece first appeared in The Guardian on Wednesday 26 March 2014 The decline of climate change on leaders’ agendas has been reversed – not by new analysis, but two years of extreme weather                   British prime minister, Harold Macmillan, […]