|NEWS & EVENTS
Crash' just five years away
The Paris HQ of International Energy Agency recently issued
grim warning that the industrial civilization will face unprecedented
shortage and massive price rises.
The forecasts based on estimated reserves appear inaccurate
and depletion is more rapid. In just 60 months the world will
run out of affordable oil and by 2012 oil production will
meet only about three quarters of consumer demand says a report
in The Ecologist.
Leonardo Film -
The 11th Hour
Leonardo Di Caprio's new film is about Global
Warming .The environmentalist star believes that the way to
stop global warming is through political and social change
Leonardo says "it's not just about energy efficient bulbs,
it's about changing the DNA of our businesses, about writing
the environment into our economy".
Weather Report –2007
Australia which emits second highest Carbon
per capita suffered the worst drought in it's history. Without
water the crops failed, reducing agricultural output by 25
percent. The drought may impact the Australian GDP by up to
one percent. Similar extreme weather appeared in the USA with
about 60 percent of the land lying in drought at one time
in summer. The country experienced the warmest ever March
with average temperature rising by 5 degrees centigrade. The
northern province of Thailand too experienced freak weather
with winter temperature going below 15 degrees centigrade
causing unprecedented cold spell. Russia too had its coldest
winter in 25 years with temperature touching minus 31 degree
SUMMITS on Climate
The US White House conference of major carbon
emitting economies was held end of September. Though nothing
concrete was proposed President Bush has shown seriousness
on the issue.
The meeting came just days after the United
Nations' Climate Change Summit at which leaders from more
than 80 nations committed to launching formal negotiations
for a global climate agreement in December 2007 in Bali, Indonesia.
This comprehensive agreement is expected to build on the Kyoto
Protocol, which expires in 2012, by broadening carbon markets,
mobilizing investments in clean technology, and funding adaptation
programs for the poorest and most vulnerable countries.
Gaseous Emission at Dangerous level
The green house gases have already reached
levels, which were not expected for another ten years according
to data analysed by an Australian climate expert. Flannery,
whose recent book "The Weather Makers: How Man Is Changing
the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth," made
best-seller lists worldwide, said the data showed that the
amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions
had reached about 455 parts per million by mid-2005, well
ahead of scientists' previous calculations.