Mon, 2007-03-19 08:18Richard Littlemore
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The Risks of Relying on Adaptation

This CNN story lays out some of the optionsfor climate engineering, also called “playing with fire.”
Sun, 2007-03-18 07:00Ross Gelbspan
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IPCC Plants Seeds of Doubt

Global warming is expected to turn the planet a bit greener by spurring plant growth but crops and forests may wilt beyond mid-century if temperatures keep rising, according to a draft UN report.
Fri, 2007-03-16 14:44Ross Gelbspan
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Welcome to Planet Edsel!

Crazy-sounding ideas for saving the planet are getting a serious look: The man-made “volcano” that shoots gigatons of sulfur high into the air. The space “sun shade” made of trillions of little reflectors between Earth and sun, slightly lowering the planet's temperature. The forest of ugly artificial “trees” that suck carbon dioxide out of the air. And the “Geritol solution” in which iron dust is dumped into the ocean.
Fri, 2007-03-16 12:51Bill Miller
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Carbon-footprint label introduced to guide consumers

The labeling scheme , operated by the Carbon Trust, will show shoppers how much carbon was emitted in the manufacture and transportation of goods. Participating companies will have to agree to slash the product’s “carbon footprint” to stay in the program.

Fri, 2007-03-16 11:51Bill Miller
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G8 to gauge cost of species loss from climate change

Environment Ministers from the G8 have agreed to study the world economic impact of species being driven to extinction by global warming. The ministers have agreed to conduct the review along the lines of last year’s report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern.

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