Climate Case Ireland: The Good News and the Bad

There are only two tragedies in life…

Oscar Wilde

I have talked multiple times in print[1] and in lectures of Ireland’s need to live up to the distinguished legacy of John Tyndall (1820–1893), the Irish scientist who made vital contributions to our understanding of the science behind climate change. 

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Comment on JUSTICE Consultation on the Scottish Jury Research Findings

JUSTICE Scotland have now submitted their response to the Scottish Government on the recent Mock Jury Research findings. Whilst noting that the Research is an interesting piece of work, providing insight into the relationship between three unique elements of the Scottish jury system and the effect that these may have on jury decision making…

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Regulating the Unknown: the Interactions Between Risk Regulation and Uncertainties in the Context of Covid-19 Pandemic

“the risk problems confronting contemporary society are trans-scientific in character – that is, …while they can be posed by science, they cannot be solved by science alone”-John Paterson.[1]

Early this year when the Global Risk Report was released, climate change topped the list of the most severe global risks. Little…

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