Climate News Recap

Deforestation: The hidden cause of global warming — The Independent. Stopping deforestation was all the rage in the 1980s, but sadly deforestation hasn’t slowed — in fact, it has accelerated, according to a recent report. Quotable quote. “If we lose forests, we lose the fight against climate change.”

Climate change: new global plan to tie in worst polluters— The Guardian — Tony Blair believes he is close to persuading George Bush to accept an ambitious plan to bring the world’s greatest polluters into international partnership to fight climate change for the first time. Seriously? Days after Blair announces his resignation? Don’t hold your breath — although holding your breath would be about as effective a way of slowing carbon dioxide emissions as President Bush has ever supported.

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Germany’s coal power plans threaten EU climate goal — Reuters — Germany “plans to build 15 new coal-fired plants.” This from the country currently leading EU and G-8 talks on climate change!