Friday, October 13, 2006

Review of climate change in the Blogosphere

#Carbon Offsets: Plantations are Not Forests

"Earth First! and Rising Tide North America took to the high seas today to
protest monoculture industrial timber plantations and demanding a ban on
genetically engineered trees."
#Green Cars: Mitsubushi Speeds up Develoment of Electric Production Cars

"Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) has unveiled a new, single-motor research electric car
based on its i minicar. The new Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle (i MiEV)
will be used for joint research programs with Japanese power companies beginning this year, and in fleet tests in 2007. Mitsubishi had early planned to begin selling electric cars in Japan in 2010.
#Stiglitz: Nobel Prize Winning economist puts forward energy tarrifs as a way to battle countries not acting on climate change thus removing the competative disadvantage on those who are acting. (Via Environmental Economics)

# Like glaciers? See them while you can..
“The world's glaciers and ice caps are now in terminal decline because
of global warming, scientists have discovered. A survey has revealed that
the rate of melting across the world has sharply accelerated in recent
years, (‘99.99% of all glaciers are shrinking’) placing even previously
stable glaciers in jeopardy. The loss of glaciers in South America and Asia
will threaten the water supplies of millions of people within a few decades,
the experts warn”

# Nov 4th Plans are Made in Vermont
As part of the international day of action on climate change, vermont is doing a huge if sparse demonstration.

"Students in Vermont have teamed up with local activists and luminaries to
organize an innovative and exciting campaign for this year’s
International Day of Climate Action on Nov. 4. If you’re in the area, sign up at! But even if you’re far away from Vermont, take a moment to check out the action and make some suggestions or comments. We think its an exciting model for change that emphasizes the local while keeping the message global. Who knows, maybe we’ll be doing a similar thing on a national level sometime soon? (wink, wink)."

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