"Climate News Roundup"
UN: Floods, heatwaves send signal about global warming – M&G Online. “Heavy rainfalls in Pakistan, India and northern England and heatwaves in Greece, Italy and Romania are indications of what might happen more frequently and more severely across the globe as a consequence of global warming,” said Salvano Briceno, director of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction. Heatwaves and deluges, Hell and High Water. Sound familiar?
A milestone on the road to green fuel – The Independent. Factoid: Biofuels from straw, timber, manure, rice husks, and agriwaste could achieve a 91% reduction in CO2 emissions.
Averting water wars in Asia – International Herald Tribune. Factoid: “Asia has less fresh water – 3,920 cubic meters per person – than any continent other than the Antarctica.” Global warming and population growth will inevitably shrink that number coming decades.
Ford, Chrysler Join U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP) – GreenBiz News. USCAP has expanded to 29 organizations and plans to step up its push to enact federal climate change legislation.