World Responds to British Stern Warning on Climate Change
October 31, 2006 | The Independent With the completion of a 580-page commissioned report, Britain has issued a call for urgent action on climate change, to prevent catastrophe by taking preventative measures now. A snapshot of resulting worldwide media coverage.
Forecast puts Earth's future under a cloud
by Alok Jha, science correspondent | The Guardian | August 15, 2006 More than half of the world's major forests will be lost if global temperatures rise by an average of 3C or more by the end of the century, it was claimed yesterday. The prediction comes from the most comprehensive analysis yet of the potential effects of human-made global warming.
World must race to develop green energy, urges Rees
by Ian Sample, science correspondent, August 4, 2006 | The Guardian An urgent project on the scale of the Apollo moon landings is needed to boost research into green energy sources and save the planet from environmental disaster, according to Britain's top scientist.
Future Forecast: Extreme Weather
Study Outlines a Climate Shift Caused by Global Warming
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press, October 21, 2006; Page A02 The world -- especially the Western United States, the Mediterranean region and Brazil -- is likely to suffer more extended droughts, heavy rainfalls and longer heat waves over the next century because of global warming, a new study forecasts.
Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us
Mark Townsend and Paul Harris in New York, for The Observer, February 22, 2004
Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters. A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
New Energy and the Environmentalists
...Is There a Meeting Ground?
Dr. Brian O'Leary, December 2003
Contemplating the staggering transition from the oil economy to a new energy economy invites disbelief, however essential this change must be for our own survival. Environmentalists are among those avoiding these issues. Could it be because none of us can trust the implementers not to mess this one up too?
We are surely heading for ecological disaster if we do not make radical changes in energy and environmental policy. Here are some of the most salient aspects of our unsustainability dilemma which cries out for solutions such as new energy: