Catching up with Green links

I’ve been neglecting How to Save the World for Free, and not cross-posting Green links from Spinneyhead. So here are as many as I could find, just to catch up.

Some days I just want to go and live in a tent somewhere.

The fourth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says we can look forward to a rise in the average global temperature of between 2.5 and 5 Celsius by the end of the century. The IPCC is considered conservative when assessing global warming, so for them to come out with such a serious assessment means the evidence is now overwhelming.

Watch our leaders say it’s a terrible thing and something major needs to be done- then do nothing.

Action for Sustainable Living. I’ve been meaning to post this link since someone gave me their business card before Christmas.

Nuclear power plant sites, usually close to the sea, could be at risk from the effects of global warming.
American industry groups are calling on George Bush to introduce mandatory emission standards in his State of the Union address.  He’s not going to, but the sentiment is appreciated.

Australians take to their bikes.

2012 Olympics to be the “greenest ever”.
Tony Blair takes the credit.

Does anyone really believe the supermarkets talk of going Green? Much like George Monbiot, I’m convinced it’s all PR and the very nature of their business makes them unsustainable.

How Green is your supermarket? Following Tescos and Marks & Spencers’ announcements, the Telegraph tests the big four to see how they’re doing at present.
Dissolving dresses as a metaphor for throwaway culture.

Tesco is the latest supermarket chain to insist it is going Green. The problem is, the Greenest thing many Tesco stores could do would be to close, because the emissions from all the cars driving to them is greater than any direct or indirect CO2 production getting the products on the shelves.

Scientists have developed a “health check” that can predict how farming methods will affect an area’s biodiversity.

Green cleaning put to the test.

Britain is to have the world’s first official carbon offsetting standards.

Asian states sign key energy deal.

European Commission rules will require new cars to produce less than 120 grams of CO2 per mile

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