Here are five recommended reads for today (5/30/11).
- UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres said on Monday that record 2010 carbon emissions pose a “stark warning to governments to provide strong new progress this year towards global solutions to climate change.” Figueres added, “Countries, including the biggest economies, are moving forward with new policies that promote low-carbon prosperous growth, even if they donít always attach climate labels to these policies.”
- Desmog Blog writes about a new study by the Bull Moose Sportsmen Alliance in Colorado, which “highlights the damage that the dirty energy industry has done to their hunting and fishing grounds for years.”
- The Oil Drum explains “The Fundamental Problem with Oil Prices.” In sum, “the prevailing trends in rising [oil] prices and rising price volatility will continue… unless, of course, the trend in rising global demand suddenly reverses – an outcome which is highly unlikely given the subsidies that oil exporting nations provide for domestic consumers.”
- The new Think Progress Green is up and running, and according to Brad Johnson, the blog “will be reporting on the efforts of this generation of humanity, and of the great democratic experiment of the United States of America, to build this new [climate and clean energy] framework.”
- According to the Wall Street Journal, “While India’s solar mission to generate at least 1,100 megawatt of power by 2013 is on track now, private players feel the government needs to accelerate the pace of growth in the coming years to meet the eventual goal of generating 7% of the nation’s power needs.”