Comment - Energy and Climate Change
Climate Medley by David Flint
No scoop or new analysis this time but some interesting items.
Arctic summer ice has shrunk to the smallest area ever. See the
Arctic ice cap from space in 1984 and 2012 at
Sixty percent of undecided US voters
see climate change as an important issue and want the
next President to do more about it. Let's hope Obama is listening;
Romney certainly isn't.
analysis in the Guardian
shows that windpower is already reducing our carbon emissions.
The current saving is about six million tons of carbon dioxide per
year; that's 4% of the UK's emissions from electricity.
In June we learnt that
IMF chief Christine Lagarde supports green
taxes. At last, An IMF policy we can
"Climate change is real and happening, a one degree rise in
temperature for Bangladesh equates to a 10% loss of GDP. One
event like [Cyclone] Sidr can take 10 to 20 years to recover from and
cost us billions of dollars. But we don't see the money coming."
Dipu Moni, foreign minister, Bangladesh, 2012
First published in the EGP members newsletter, October 2012
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