>Despite warnings, oil usage expected to increase

>by James KanterInternational Herald Tribune (July 09 2007)Despite four years of high prices and increasingly dire warnings about climate change, a new report Monday predicted that world oil demand would rise faster than previously expected over the next five years while production slips, threatening a supply crunch."Demand is growing and as people become accustomed to … Continue reading >Despite warnings, oil usage expected to increase

>UN official: Cuba has solved its energy crisis …

>... without sacrificing its environmentThe Associated PressInternational Herald Tribune (July 04 2007)Cuba has solved crippling energy shortages that plagued the island as recently as 2004 without sacrificing a long-term commitment to promoting environmentally friendly fuels, the head of the United Nations Environment Program said Wednesday.The electric grid still relies too heavily on wasteful gas-flare reactors … Continue reading >UN official: Cuba has solved its energy crisis …

>Solar Activity ‘Not The Cause of Global Warming’

>by Steve ConnorThe Independent (July 11 2007)Claims that increased solar activity is the cause of global warming - rather than man-made greenhouse gases - have been comprehensively disproved by a detailed study of the Sun.Scientists have delivered the final blow to the theory that recent global warming can be explained by variations in the natural … Continue reading >Solar Activity ‘Not The Cause of Global Warming’

>A message from the melting slopes of Everest

>The sons of Hillary and Tenzing speak out about climate change: "Believe us, it's a reality"by Cahal Milmo and Sam Relphfrom The Independent & The Independent on SundayIndependent.co.uk (July 06 2007)Fifty-four years after Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to scale Everest, their sons have said the mountain is now so … Continue reading >A message from the melting slopes of Everest

>Rain Dance

>Clusterfuck Nationby Jim KunstlerComment on current events by the author of The Long Emergencywww.kunstler.com (July 09 2007)Live Earth is a 24-hour, seven-continent concert series taking place on 7/7/07 that will bring together more than 100 music artists and two billion people to trigger a global movement to solve the climate crisis. -- The Live Earth … Continue reading >Rain Dance

>The world has two energy crises but no real answers

>by Gideon RachmanFinancial Times FT.com (July 09 2007)How very shocking! Brendan Nelson, Australia's defence minister, has caused sharp intakes of breath by saying something that is obviously true. He remarked last week that the Middle East was "an important supplier of energy, oil in particular" and that - as a result - people "need to … Continue reading >The world has two energy crises but no real answers

>Eco-junk

>Green consumerism will not save the biosphereby George MonbiotPublished in the Guardian (July 24 2007)It wasn't meant to happen like this. The climate scientists told us that our winters would become wetter and our summers drier. So I can't claim that these floods were caused by climate change, or are even consistent with the models. … Continue reading >Eco-junk