Weather: We must be careful to pick the right climate change measures

The window for action on climate change is very small, which makes it all the more important to ensure that the steps we take really do more good than harm


Two recent developments have once again placed international action to reduce the risks of climate change back in the news.

First, a number of new scientific studies have concluded that the risks of large and potentially catastrophic changes in our climate – and hence weather – over the next few decades and beyond may be significantly larger than the results of the most recent international science assessment released in 2007 had suggested.

Better Farming - May 2009