Climate News Recap

Senate defeats climate change measure — The Senate “defeated a proposal requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to consider the impact of climate change in designing water resources projects.” No surprise — opposition was led by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).

Toyota says hybrid cost premium to disappear — Reuters. Good news from the world policy of top automaker: Efficient cars are getting cheaper.

Five years the key to planet’s future — WWF. The new report, Climate Solutions: WWF’s vision for 2050, says we can avoid catastrophic warming and lays out a strategy for doing so.

Australia Drought Forces Tough Decision on Jobs — Reuters. More grim news from Australia’s “thousand year drought.”


Banks are warming to global warming — (Australia). Quotable quote: “Australian companies lag behind European ones but are on a par with American ones in anticipating climate change.”