Big, well written op-ed on mongabay,com includes:
Interesting article in the Ecologist, inc on green groups going too far in public relations efforts, which are well-intentioned, but can use ridiculously over-the-top claims. Includes:
Good article in Time tells of China becoming serious about climate change (not in the article, but surely important - China is prone to severe weather, and the country's scientists have indicated there are already problems from global warming); yet dependent on coal for sustaining and
[quote]Gland, Switzerland: The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural capital reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain.
That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. In addition global natural wealth and diversity continues to decline, and more and more countries are slipping into a state of permanent or seasonal water stress.
“The world is currently struggling with the consequences of over-valuing its financial assets,” said WWF International Director-General James Leape, “but a more fundamental crisis looms ahead -- an ecological credit crunch caused by under-valuing the environmental assets that are the basis of all life and prosperity.”