China is today’s glimmer of green hope — yes, China — on Cool Green Morning. Here are the five links you MUST click on today to stay au courant en verde:
- Glug Glug Glug: Florida, Louisiana, Texas and North Carolina’s coasts are among the most vulnerable in the United States to sea-level rise (a widely predicted effect of climate change), says a new federal report. (Hat tip: Environmental Economics).
- No, We Can’t? Can industrialized nations cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent to 40 percent by 2020 (as pledge in Bali last year)? No way, says Obama administration chief climate-change negotiator Todd Stern. Environmental Capital says that’s just another in a series of climate change retrenchments by the White House from Obama campaign positions.
- An Inconvenient URL: Al Gore has thrown his weight behind “a new social venture that aims to secure the .eco domain name,” reports Red Green & Blue. (Presumably, .eco URLs will be used for good rather than ill.)
- The Future of the Green Blogosphere: Our colleague Meaghan O’Neill, the editor in chief of Treehugger and Planet Green.com, predicts the future of green online in the Guardian.
- We’ll Have 2 Billion Cars By 2030: And China might be the best hope for creating a greener transportation model, argue Deborah Gordon and Daniel Sperling in Yale Environment 360.
(Credit: Eroding shoreline caused by rise in sea level along the Albemarle Penninsula, North Carolina. Credit: Jennifer Henman/TNC.)
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