23 May 2012

The week in links

Chris Hussey

A selection of reports that have come my way this week:

…The head of the International Energy Agency warns that “The chance of limiting the rise in global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius this century is getting slimmer and slimmer”:


…An announcement of the new book “A Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters”, by Mark Henderson:


…A campaign by Avaaz (directed at the recent G8 summit) to publicise the $1 trillion of public money worldwide currently subsidising the fossil fuel industry:


…A web chat about the Desertec foundation, aiming to build links between Europe and North Africa to provide access to North Africa’s solar energy resources:


…A post on Carbon Commentary – “Food versus fuel: a debate that has only one possible conclusion”:


…A post from ‘Think Progress’ on Jonathan Koomey’s new book, Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-Based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs, which is said to offer a concise, compelling analysis of why innovative entrepreneurial approaches are needed in order to limit global climate change, and to improve the quality of life while doing so.


…And finally – for those who like their gloom laid on with a trowel – an article from ‘Scientific American’: “Apocalypse Soon: Has Civilization Passed the Environmental Point of No Return?”