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Australia seventh-worst polluter on Earth

Australia seventh-worst polluter on Earth: report abc.net.au/news/2012-05-1… @abcnews


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Here's a view of the world at 2050 - if you dare to look!

Article by Ross Gittins - The Brisbane Times 21/03/2012

The rising demands on our planet's resources require policy action.

DO YOU ever wonder how the environment will cope with the growth in the world population plus the rapid economic development of China, India and other ''emerging economies''? I do. And it's not a comforting thought.

That reputable and highly orthodox outfit, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, has tried to think it through systematically. In its report Environmental Outlook to 2050, it projects existing socio-economic trends forward 40 years, assuming no new policies to counter environmental problems.

Read more - The Brisbane Times

You can find the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 here.

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Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'

Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and environmentally malign technologies.

Continued here at The Guardian - Environment

Posted: 5 years, 3 months ago by richardsanders #3
It is good to see this article being published.

When I read the suggestions for what governments should do at the end of the paper, it demonstrates to me that a clear plan or vision of what to do is needed as the suggestions offered are much too vague a guide for government.

I will discuss this with Paul Ehrlich (who is one of the authors) to suggest this.

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Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane

An eminent UK engineer is suggesting building cloud-whitening towers in the Faroe Islands as a "technical fix" for warming across the Arctic.

Scientists told UK MPs this week that the possibility of a major methane release triggered by melting Arctic ice constitutes a "planetary emergency".

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