Saturday, November 10, 2012

As the Montreal Protocol Celebrates 25 years, its reputation hangs in the balance
Unfortunately, the most commonly used alternative to ozone depleting substances (ODS) are hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). HFCs do not damage the ozone layer, but are super greenhouse gases (GHGs) with global warming potentials (GWP) hundred and thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide.
Kingsolver tackles climate change in engaging way - Winnipeg Free Press
Patiently and without judgment, Byron teaches them about the plight of the Monarch, the impact of climate change and why it is that "summer's heat had never really arrived, nor the cold in its turn, and everything in living now seemed to yearn for sun with the anguish of the unloved."  [To me, that doesn't sound anything like evidence of an overheated planet.]
BusinessMirror - Australia ready to join Europe in extended and binding Kyoto pledge
we expect the same from others
Climate change: taking a toll on coffee? -
But researchers demonstrated this week that the beloved cup of joe may be at dire risk from climate change.
...In the best-case scenario for 2080, the African habitats they studied — in Ethiopia, the Sudan and Kenya — would experience a 65% reduction in suitable localities for planting. In the worst-case scenario, suitable localities declined nearly 100%.

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