Another week of GW news - January 14, 2007
Black humour is better than no humour?:
2007/01/14: uComics: (cartoon - Trudeau) Dr. Nathan Null
2007/01/08: uComics: (cartoon - Toles) Arctic Press Conference...
2007/01/08: C&L: (link to video) The Simpsons Tackle Global Warming
A moment of silence, please:
2007/01/12: HuffPo: Scientists To Move World's "Doomsday Clock"
Forward To Reflect "Worsening Nuclear, Climate Threats"...
The big story of the week has to be Europe's proposed new energy plan:
Europa: All Energy package documents (some pdfs, some html)
2007/01/10: Europa: Commission proposes an integrated energy and climate change package to cut emissions for the 21st Century
2007/01/11: EuroTrib: Revisiting the EU Energy Plan - and its coverage
2007/01/11: VDM: Viridian Note 00486 Energy Policy for Europe
2007/01/13: OilDrum: Revisiting the EU Energy Plan - and its coverage
2007/01/12: OilDrum: A New Energy Policy for Europe
2007/01/11: DeSmogBlog: EU Vows Stiffest Cuts Ever -- 20% Below 1990 Levels by 2020
2007/01/10: TerraDaily: Climate Protection Tops EU Plan
2007/01/10: ConsciousEarth: EU Plans "Post-Industrial" Revolution
2007/01/12: EurActiv: Brussels biofuels push met with sceptism
Plans to increase biofuel contribution to 10% of EU transport fuel
by 2020 have been criticised by environmental NGOs, who increasingly
believe that the promotion of biofuels may actually cause more harm than good.
2007/01/10: ENS: EU Plans Steep Emissions Cuts to Avert Climate Disaster
2007/01/11: ABC(Au): European Commission urges major greenhouse gas cuts
2007/01/12: ClimateArk: EU to impose tougher carbon emission limits
2007/01/12: Telegraph(UK): 4x4s to be priced off the road
Gas-guzzling sports cars, 4x4s and people carriers could be
priced off the road within five years after a crackdown
on carbon emissions to be announced
by the European Commission this month.
2007/01/12: OilChange: EU Targets Gas Guzzlers
2007/01/12: BBC: EU plans attack on car emissions -
The cost of gas-guzzling cars could soar in five years'
time under plans from the European Commission.
2007/01/10: Guardian(UK): Call for 20% EU cut in greenhouse gas emissions
2007/01/11: Guardian(UK): EU warns of global climate chaos -
Report forecasts wars, famine and migration -
Strategy aims for world's first low-carbon economy
2007/01/11: ABC(Au): European Commission launches new energy strategy
2007/01/10: NewScientist: European energy plan targets big carbon cuts
2007/01/10: DeSmogBlog: EU Shudders at Prospect of Future Warming
2007/01/10: DeutscheWelle: EU Study Warns of Catastrophe if Global Warming Not Curbed
2007/01/10: UPI: Analysis: Climate protection tops EU plan
2007/01/10: DerSpiegel: Brussels Bows to Global Warming
Arid deserts in Spain, winters with no snow and fewer tourists in
the Mediterranean. All that will happen if the world doesn't act,
the EU said on Wednesday. Its new energy strategy plans emission
cuts of up to 20 percent. Europe is wondering where its energy
will come from in the future. The climate change report issued
by the European Commission on Wednesday is uncompromising. Should
average temperatures in Europe climb more than 2 degrees Celsius,
eco-systems will be devastated, the continent's agriculture will
radically change, its wildlife will be destroyed and tens of
thousands of people will die.
2007/01/10: Edie: Clean energy will take off 'too late' if trends continue
Carbon emissions cuts will come too late to avert 'runaway' climate change
if current policy trends continue in Europe and across the world according
to the EU's World Energy Technology Outlook, published this week.
2007/01/10: DeutscheWelle: EU Unveils Major New Energy Policy
The European Commission unveiled sweeping plans Wednesday
to diversify EU energy sources, slash carbon emissions
by 20 percent and enforce rules for fuel competition.
2007/01/10: OilChange: Climate Change Will Devastate EU
2007/01/10: AFP: EU unveils vast energy plan to diversify supplies, protect environment
2007/01/10: BBC: EU plans 'industrial revolution'
The European Commission has urged its members to sign up
to an unprecedented common energy policy, unveiling a plan
to diversify the bloc's energy sources. Commission chief
Jose Manuel Barroso said it was time for a
"post-industrial revolution" which would see Europe slash
greenhouse gases by 20% by 2020. But political as well as
environmental concerns should spur change, he noted.
EU vulnerability as an oil importer was thrown into sharp
relief this week when Russia's row with Belarus hit supplies.
2007/01/10: BBC: Inefficient and expensive energy firms
will face legal action over their behaviour, the European
Commission's competition office has warned.
2007/01/10: BBC: New EU path on climate and energy
The European Commission is due to unveil a wide-ranging
set of proposals on energy and climate issues. It will
include targets on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and
increasing use of renewables, and measures to free competition
among energy providers. The Commission aims to set a global
benchmark for reducing emissions when Kyoto Protocol targets
expire in 2012. The package of measures will have to be
approved by European governments before it can come into force.
2007/01/09: DeSmogBlog: EU plans bold cut in carbon emissions; UN urged to widen Kyoto
2007/01/09: PlanetArk: EU to Propose 20 Percent Emissions Cut by 2020 - Official
2007/01/09: PlanetArk: EU to Make New Climate Change Commitment with Cuts
2007/01/08: ManufacturingNet: Leaked EU Report Notes Push To Renewable Fuels
2007/01/08: FTimes: Washington faces challenge over climate
[from European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso]
It's official. 2006 was the warmest year on record for USA, Scotland...:
2007/01/10: WaPo: Climate Experts Worry as 2006 Is Hottest Year on Record in U.S.
2007/01/10: SciDaily: NOAA Reports 2006 Warmest Year On Record For U.S.
2007/01/12: DeSmogBlog: 2006 Fifth Warmest Year on Record
2007/01/10: Wunderground: 2006: warmest year on record in the U.S.
2007/01/09: PhysOrg: Warm December Pushes 2006 to Record Year
2007/01/09: Reuters: 2006 warmest on record in United States: NOAA
2007/01/09: NOAA: NOAA reports 2006 warmest year on record for U.S.
2007/01/09: BBC: New weather record made in 2006 -
Last year was the warmest on record in Scotland,
the Met Office has
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