"Climate News Roundup"
Even tougher warming curbs may be needed – Reuters. “People are actually questioning if the 2°C benchmark that has been set is safe enough,” Rajendra Pachauri, head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told a Reuters Environment Summit. Let’s hope it is — since we will have a devil of time just stopping at2°C.
A Swiftly Melting Planet — N. Y. Times. A good op-ed on feedbacks by Thomas Homer-Dixon.
Climate change as much a concern as terrorism: survey – ABCNews (Australia). Some 76 per cent of Australians “believe global warming is now equal to or more serious a threat than Islamic fundamentalism.”
Australia may adopt Kyoto on Bali eve - carbonpositive. That would leave us all alone among developed countries. Sad.
Dell says it will be carbon neutral in 2008 – msnbc. Dane Parker, the director of Dell’s global environmental health and safety programs, said, “Our priority is to minimize total (energy) consumption,” but he “acknowledged that buying offsets from other entities that have made extra cuts in their carbon production will be Dell’s main route to carbon neutrality in the short term.” And they’ll be buying trees. Better than nothing, I suppose.