Website appeal to fund family planning ‘to cut CO2′

3/12/2009 BBC  Meeting the demand for family planning in poor nations is a cheap and effective way to cut CO2 emissions, a new website initiative claims.The UK-based Optimum Population Trust says fast-rising population levels lead to growing emissions. The website is urging wealthy people to offset their own CO2 emissions by funding contraception programmes. It [...]

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Pierre - good one. Perhaps add FF as initials? re: http://ff.im/beKZB

EvoMRI: Pierre - good one. Perhaps add FF as initials? re: http://ff.im/beKZB

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Why do climate deniers hold sway in Australia? by Fred Pearce

3/12/2009 BBC If Australia does not silence its sceptics and reduce its emissions there is a real risk of the nation becoming uninhabitable.Whatever happens in Copenhagen this month, Australia’s climate policy will still be in a mess. Australia is the hottest and driest continent on Earth. Parts have been embroiled in record drought for the [...]

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What about signing with a group pseudonym (something like D H J Polymath;... re: http://ff.im/beKZB

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Copenhagen “We don’t have a leader who is able to grasp it and say what is really needed.” – James Hansen

3/12/2009 BBC Copenhagen climate change conference 2009  Copenhagen climate change talks must fail, says top scientistExclusive: World’s leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster.‘We don’t have a leader who is able to grasp [the issue] and say what is really needed. Instead we are trying to continue business [...]

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Snake 195 mm long eats centipede 140 mm long. Centipede too big. Snake dies. [Tetrapod Zoology]

Continuing with the theme of over-eager swallowing of large prey, I thought I'd share the following case, reported in the literature by Clark (1967). A Horned or Sand viper specimen belonging to the subspecies Vipera ammodytes meridionalis (sometimes called the Eastern sand viper) was caught on the Greek island of Euboia. It looked fat at the time of collecting, and died an hour later.

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Vine seeds become 'giant gliders'

Remarkable footage is captured of falling Alsomitra vine seeds, which use wings to disperse like giant gliders.

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Maxine: Stolen e-mails show no conspiracy; better support needed for climate researchers. Nature Editorial (free online) http://go.nature.com/S8R3IT

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Stolen e-mails show no conspiracy; better support needed for climate researchers. Nature Editorial (free online) http://www.nature.com/nature...
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Language was a little strong for me "...climate-change-denialist fringe..." not so (http://tr.im/Gw5p). Seems based on ideology as is somewhat condescending, e.g. "This paranoid interpretation would be laughable were it not for the fact that obstructionist politicians in the US Senate will probably use it next year as an excuse to stiffen their opposition to the country's much needed climate bill." The real solution is doing this research in the open. - Andrew Lang

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