Warming, Biofuels to Boost Food Prices for Years – Reuters. “Food prices may climb for years because of expansion of farming for fuel, climate changes, and demand from richer consumers in fast-growing developing nations, a report from a top food research group said on Tuesday. ” Report HERE.
In Britain, Insurers Call for 25-Year Flood Strategy – Reuters. “The Association of British Insurers (ABI) urged the government to embark upon an investment programme that reflects climate change and the ‘real’ flood risks from rivers, coasts and drainage. (For exemplary information on flooding events in Britain, see the government’s summer flooding page here; also, see the full ABI report here.)
US blasted for carbon greed at UN climate meet – The Economic Times (India). A full report by the National Environmental Trust is here, and here are some of the most interesting factoids:
The US is responsible for 27.8% of the cumulative global warming pollution, while all developing nations’ emissions put together totals just 23%.”
Forty-two US states individually emit more carbon dioxide than 50 developing countries combined, and three states individually emit more CO2 than 100 developing countries, NET said.
Texas, with 24 million people, emitted 696 million tonnes of CO 2 per year, more than Britain, whose 60 million people emitted 578 million tonnes.Even Wyoming, the most sparsely populated state in the US, with only 510,000 people, emits more carbon dioxide than 69 developing countries that are home to 357 million.