Christmas is past, but it’s not too late to give an eco-riendly gift to a green friend. Something that shows you care, too. Like 3 tons of carbon dioxide. Here’s how it works: A non-profit company in upstate New York buys CO2 saving certificates at auction, and sells them for $25. Win-win-win.
This editorial gives the New York Times’ assessment of Copenhagen. On the whole, they’re upbeat, seeing benefit in renewed US leadership and China’s emergence as a player. Much work remains, not least Senate passage of a cap-and-trade bill. Rich and poor countries alike must agree to honor their pledges.
Here’s UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s assessment of the Copenhagen conference, as reported in the New York Times. His main point: Follow the money. Kyoto, and Bali in 2007, committed no funds. Copenhagen promised $100 billion, not enough, but not chump change either. It can start flowing in 2010.
This blog by Alexandra Marks in the Christian Science Monitor is a bit of a tease. You’ll have to read her next blog to find out which is the greenest and cheapest roofing material available to renovate an old building. Partly that’s because the owner interjects another criterion into the equation — aesthetics. He vetoes the first choice. We here at ClimateYou will do our best to bring you Ms. Marks’ last, best roofing option when her next blog is published.
It is said that one picture is worth a thousand words. Well, here are 4 pictures, graphs really, that show which countries pollute the most using different measures. We all hear a lot about China and the United States, but not so much about Australia. The 4 simple graphs also show how complicated global warming really is, and help us understand why the just-ended Copenhagen conference was so contentious.