John Ashton is former special representative for climate change of the UK foreign secretary and co-founder of E3G.
Climate change has never been an environmental issue and we’ve lost time deluding ourselves it is, says John Ashton, formerly the UK's most senior climate diplomat.
It is critical to secure a legally binding approach on climate change at the negotiations in Durban, writes John Ashton, the UK Foreign Office's special representative for climate change.
The encounter between science and politics will shape the future. Decision-makers must treat science as the only reliable guide to the earth system, writes John Ashton, or they will lead us to catastrophe.
英国 "气候大使" 约翰• 阿什顿指出说, 环境危机是没有国界的。各国政府也许正面临着人类有史以来最大的政治挑战，那就是建立共识来解决我们共同的困难。
The environmental crisis knows no borders, argues the UK's "climate ambassador" John Ashton. Governments may now be encountering their biggest challenge: building a common language to resolve the planet's shared dilemma.