NYT's John Broder's sentence in his report from Durban: 'Effectively addressing climate change will require over the coming decades a fundamental remaking of energy production, transportation and agriculture around the world —the sinews of modern life'
They wanted to 'achieve their fundamental goals, which were to delay any agreement on a replacement for the failing Kyoto Protocol until at least 2015, and any actual action to cut emissions until at least 2020'
'Scientists fear it will come too late to stop global warming...the most vulnerable countries to climate change said waiting until 2020 to enforce the deal will not be enough to save small island states from sea level rise or stop droughts and floods'
Steve Milloy: Today’s elevation is not all that different from the low points of 1956 and 1965 (about 1,090 feet, shown in first graph), especially when you consider the increases in water use and human management of reservoir levels over time. No doubt that drought is affecting Lake Mead. But Western drought is natural (the region is a desert, after all), and Lake Mead was comparably low more than 100 ppm CO2 ago.
Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Hollywood actors, venture capitalists — they’re all pushing lab-grown meat as the solution to world hunger and environmental sustainability, but scientists last week told a panel of experts they have serious concerns about the product’s safety.