That’s Malé, capital of the Maldives, in the photo above. Understand why they’re concerned about sea-level rise from climate change? And yet the president of the Maldives has just made an extraordinary pledge to green his country — part of the five green links you must click on this morning:
- And a Small Nation Will Lead Them: The president of the island nation the Maldives (whose very existence is threatened by sea-level rise from climate change) announces his country will become the first to go carbon-neutral by completely switching over to renewables within a decade. (Hat tip: Green Inc.)
- Darkness at Noon: Earth’s skies (especially over Asia) have dimmed because of airborne pollutants — but not so much in the United States because of the effects of the Clean Air Act, according to a new report in Science. (Hat tip: WiredScience.)
- Where to Bury Captured Carbon Dioxide? How about at sea?
- Bon (Vert) Voyage? About 33 percent of tourists are willing to pay more to green their vacations — “more” meaning an increase of only about 8 percent, according to a new study reported in Treehugger.
- Do We Need a Shock to the System? New Yorker staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert, a leading journalist in covering climate change, tells Yale Environment 360 our crisis-oriented political systems and media cycles are ill-equipped to deal with the slow-motion disaster of climate change.
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