GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- The UN Climate Change Conference in Cancun is a week in and the UK’s Guardian provides a summary of issues focused on thus far. One of the most contentious issues is whether or not to uphold the Kyoto protocol, which sets clear targets for reducing carbon emissions.
- As part of the recent Wikileaks controversy it’s been revealed that the president of the European Union has little faith in the Cancun Climate Change Conference.
- Blue Fin Tuna is being overharvested globally yet the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas is unable to find the motivation to control the amount caught each year. Daily, national governments are making the decision to march forth into an unsustainable future.
- Grist claims to the have “The real nitty-gritty on small farms and the food-safety bill.” The main worry environmentalists have with the US bill is the potential regulatory-suffocation of small farms.
- 2010 is on track to become the warmest year since we started recording global temperature in the mid 1800s. We are also having one of our coldest winters in recent history. Global Warming, as a term, does not seem to capture the whole story of Climate Change.
- The Beef industry has helped fund an MBA program that prepares students to be the Anti-Michael Pollan. The graduates have listed toward Pollan however, and are concerned with creating a sustainable future for the meat industry.
- National Geographic explores the issue of natural gas extraction in the US and the US government’s recent focus on creating new regulation for “Fracking.”
- National Geographic compiled a list of ten natural discoveries in the last year. Black Holes leading to other Universes, matter beyond our known Universe and more…
- Life has been found in California that uses Arsenic in its physical make up instead of phosphorus.