From today's Times: China’s drive for wealth means end of our low-carbon dreams Hu Jintao wants to make every Chinese twice as rich by 2020. He has done it once – in just five years, income per capita doubled to $2,000 (£983) - and the only … [Read more...] about China’s Inconvenient Truth
Archives for October 17, 2007
Introducing the Spiny-legged Rainforest Katydid (Phricta spinosa), known colloquially as the wait-a-while cricket. It is a cryptic rainforest species with a lichen-like camouflaged colour pattern. It can grow to about 100 mm in body length. It is … [Read more...] about Wait-a-while Cricket
Governments across the world are mishandling climate-change issues. Policies to curb ‘greenhouse-gas’ emissions too often take the form of costly specific regulations, rather than a general price-based incentive such as a carbon tax. More … [Read more...] about Inconvenient Truths about the UN’s Global Warming Panel: A Note from David Hendersen
Such is the expressed concern of National Tree Day founder John Dee. However, it is unclear whether the electrified plantation of 120 new seedlings will ensure the survival of the species from the ravages of changing climate. Perhaps some comfort … [Read more...] about Wollemi Pines Under Threat of Global Warming?
Reported first in The Times: The UHT route to long-life planet It’s enough to put the nation off breakfast. Civil servants have suggested that Britons put long-life milk in tea and pour it on their cornflakes to save the planet from global … [Read more...] about Latest from the Global Warming Rubber Room: UHT instead of ‘Traditional’ Milk