Month: November 2009

China announces climate targets

China announced on 25 November that by 2020 it will cut its emissions per unit of GDP by between 40 and 45 per cent relative to 2005 levels. This announcement followed Barack Obama’s announcement of US carbon emission targets. Read the rest of the story from New...

Past climate anomalies explained

Lead paragraphs from the BBC story:”Unusually warm and cold periods in Earth’s pre-industrial climate history are linked to how the oceans responded to temperature changes, say scientists.The researchers focused particularly on intervals known as the...

Climate change 101

Andrew Revkin, the New York Times blogger on climate change, has contributed a topics page on climate change to the NYT . Anyone who would like a basic and up-to-the minute guide on the science might like to check it out. In his blog post on this topic Andrew said it...

A surprising sneak peek at the clothesline revolution

Can we save the world by hanging our clothes on a line instead of using a dryer? Maybe not, but there is an interesting movement in the United States, Project Laundry List, to encourage line drying clothes. Maybe this is not such a big deal in Australia (we all hang...