Arek Sinanian

Arek Sinanian is the author of “A Climate for Denial” and an international expert on climate change, greenhouse gas abatement and carbon accounting, and he has extensive experience in resource efficiency, waste minimization and sustainable development. He is a member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) expert panels of the clean development mechanism (CDM) Methodology Panel and the Accreditation Panel, providing advice on new methodologies and projects for CDMs submitted for registration under the Kyoto Protocol. He was also voted onto the prestigious six-member Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel of the UNFCCC. As a qualified engineer and consultant with over 30 years of experience, Sinanian has conducted numerous national and international projects involving responses to climate change, sustainability and resource efficiency.

The World After Climate Change

Jul 22, 2019

This is the first yearly report on the status of the World Climate Order as required by the Global Agreement on Climate Change (GACC), which was ratified by all nations in 2025. The baseline report prepared by the Climate Order Committee was submitted to the Global Chapter at The Hague-based...

How Ideology Affects Our Acceptance of Climate Science

May 29, 2019

In this edition of the Interview, Fair Observer talks to Arek Sinanian, a climate expert. The science is clear on climate change. Looking back at this past year, we’ve witnessed how climate change has manifested in more extreme weather, from record-breaking hurricanes, storms and flooding to heat waves, droughts and...

With Climate Change Comes Extreme Weather

Mar 05, 2019

The question to consider is how global warming and climate change are affecting the weather around the world. Droughts, wildfires, sea levels rising, storms and floods, ice caps melting, heat waves, cold snaps: Many people are asking whether these are being caused by climate change. This is the wrong question...

The Polar Bears Are Coming

Feb 14, 2019

A remote Russian region of Novaya Zemlya has declared a state of emergency after what a local resident referred to as an “invasion” by polar bears. For many years now, the image of a lonely polar bear standing on a small body of ice floating in the arctic has been...

There’s a Rock Heading for Earth

Jan 14, 2019

Now that we’ve got your attention, Arek Sinanian examines the global stalemate over climate change with this analogy about a meteor heading for Earth. There is so much in the world to be optimistic about. But when it comes to the current global position on climate change, I often vacillate...

Climate Change: The Fuel for Fire

Nov 26, 2018

Projections for the impact of climate change on wildfire risks need to integrate the diverse strands of evidence. The recent Californian wildfires were devastating in their destruction of property and tragic in causing numerous deaths. These fires have happened many times before and are a regular event, but never as...

What Are Our Contingencies for Catastrophic Climate Change?

Oct 10, 2018

The longer we delay the actions we must take, the more difficult it becomes to avoid the doom and the human and economic costs of adapting to climate change. On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented to the world its special report on the “impacts of...

Why Is There Still a Lack of Political Will for Renewables?

Sep 12, 2018

What is apparent in today’s energy and climate debate is that market forces seem to be moving ahead of political will and policy. Eighty-seven wind turbines stood waiting to be “unveiled” off the northwest coast of England. They were to join the other 102 turbines that have been operating since...

Climate Change: Are We There Yet?

Aug 08, 2018

Is the current heat wave caused by climate change? In early 2017, Fair Observer published my article just ahead of President Donald Trump’s inauguration discussing the possible course the new administration may take in response to climate change. Since then, the Trump administration’s views on global warming haven’t changed. If...

Trumping the Climate

Jan 16, 2017

What the Trump administration might mean for climate change. There are so many uncertainties and questions ahead of President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as to what course the new administration may take. Yet none are perhaps as pressing and concerning as the fate of America’s policy and strategy on climate change....

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