Global warming is an issue of “particular urgency” says UN chief

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a conference despite our best intentions and some admirable efforts, degradation of the global environment continues unabated, and the world's natural resource base is being used in an unsustainable manner. On the bright side, however, awareness is growing in industrialized countries.

Long-awaited report shows continued rise in carbon emissions in U.S.

Not surprisingly, Bush Administration officials are putting a positive spin on the report, which sees an 11 per cent increase in emissions during the decade ending in 2012. But an assortment of experts on climate trends say the result is unacceptable given rising evidence of risks from unabated global warming.

Tim Ball: Ad hominems ad nauseum

How do you criticize politely someone who just doesn't mind whether or not he tells the truth?

The tireless Dr. Tim Ball, who will apparently go anywhdre on earth to deny climate change, has washed up on a UK television program called The Great Global Warming Swindle. Ball is heralded in the promotional material as a “Climatologist and Prof Emeritus of Geography at the University of Winnipeg.”

U.S., Brazil looking to expand ethanol-use in Latin America, Caribbean

Agreement is expected this week on a program that could lead to substantial growth in the ethanol industry in Brazil as technology and manufacturing equipment developed there is exported to other countries in the region. The deal has already drawn fire, however, over the threat of expanding Brazilian output at the expense of American corn growers.

Climate Change Deniers Herald the Melt on Mars

(Facetious) Congratulations to National Geographic  for having turned up another apparently credible climate change denier tucked in a far corner of the world.

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