Can’t remember where I found this but had to share it (and post it to remind myself).
Looking back, I underestimated the risks. The planet and the atmosphere seem to be absorbing less carbon than we expected, and emissions are rising pretty strongly. Some of the effects are coming through more quickly than we thought then.
Nick Stern, top climate economist, in an interview at the World Economic Forum
Such interesting news stories in the NY Times environment section this morning…
"Deep Under Antarctica, Looking for Signs of Life"
Three major scientific projects set out this season to seek evidence of life in lakes deep under the Antarctic ice—evidence that could provide clues in the search for evidence of life elsewhere in the solar system, perhaps in Mars’s past, or even now under the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn’s moons."Death and Dying, the Animal Way"
The entire scene was about transformation. A mouse would die and get eaten and it became beetles. Or its molecules could become part of a hawk or an owl. I looked at a moose and a deer carcass and I was fascinated by how quickly even big things disappeared in nature. So before I knew it, this chapter had grown into a book!"China Lets Media Report on Air Pollution Crisis"
The across-the-board coverage of Beijing’s brown, soupy air, which has been consistently rated “hazardous” or even worse by foreign and local monitors since last week, was the most open in recent memory. Since 2008, when Beijing made efforts to clean up the city before the Summer Olympics, the air has appeared to degrade in the view of many residents, though the official news media have often avoided addressing the problem.
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