‘They are dramatic images to make a dramatic point. The End of the Line is a film packed with footage of big-scale fishing in oceans around the world.’
News: Archive for July, 2009
‘San Jose, California-based SunPower — which provides solar cells, solar panels and systems — saw a 22 percent drop in second quarter profit, but maintained its market share. The company is projecting 2009 revenue of $1.35 billion to $1.7 billion.’
‘Exxon Mobil, based in Irving, Texas, spent $14.9 million lobbying in the six months, 23 percent more than the $12.1 million laid out by companies that make solar panels or wind turbines to generate electricity, London-based New Energy Finance said today in a note to clients. Oil and gas companies spent a total of $82.2 million on Washington lobbyists, according to the report.’
Does the rather optimistic title of this article mean we can now relax and have seafood more often?
‘WASHINGTON Reuters – The world’s commercial fisheries, pressured by overfishing and threatened with possible collapse by mid-century, could be rebuilt with careful management, researchers reported on Thursday.’
John Kerry’s Huffingon Post Op-Ed on U.S. / China Cooperation on Climate Change. His key summary of scientific details sounds very much in line with the narrative presented by the scientists at Copenhagen’s Climate Congress last March:
‘And make no mistake, unless we act dramatically — and act fast — science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Just the basics: In the industrial era, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels have risen from 280 to 385 parts per million. Scientists have drawn a red line at 450ppm — which represents a warming of 2 degrees Celsius. Anything beyond that presents an unacceptable risk. But unless we take dramatic action — now — we are actually headed to 1,000 ppm by century’s end. And today, over 40% of those emissions belong to the United States and China.’
‘Although the overall growth in capacity for solar and wind are growing faster than the capacity for nuclear or coal, renewables still amount to only a small percentage of the overall power generated.’
via Greentech Media.
‘A new report on energy efficiency from the consulting firm McKinsey found that the United States could save $1.2 trillion through 2020, by investing $520 billion in improvements like sealing leaky building ducts and replacing inefficient household appliances with new, energy-saving models.’
‘WASHINGTON Reuters – The United States and China, the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, signed an agreement on Tuesday that promises more cooperation on climate change, energy and the environment without setting firm goals.’
Video: ‘The BBC’s Stephen Sackur analyses how fast the Greenland Ice Sheet has retreated and whether it is evidence of global warming.’