No worries about climate change, says one of our hot green links of the morning — evolution will just speed up and help us all adapt! Except if you’re a frog, or a polar bear, or a person who lives on a coast or an island or who depends on snowmelt for your water supply or…
- Is the International Panel on Climate Change losing its relevance? (It just won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with one Mr. Al Gore.) Andy Revkin reports in The New York Times that, while some criticize the IPCC for stressing best-case scenarios, governments seem to be ignoring its findings in practice.
- A Google map of greenhouse gas emissions? Treehugger says it’s a reality — and really helps you understand the totality of GHGs.
- The wetter the Arctic tundra gets from melting due to warmer temperatures, the more carbon dioxide it gives off, says a new study reported in NatureNews — a finding one coauthor calls “a big deal.” (Hat tip: The Great Beyond.)
- The black plague has been the scourge of the prairie dog and the black-footed ferret — which eats prairie dogs and is one of the most endangered mammals in North America. Now a new vaccine could save both, reports Wired Science.
- Will evolution speed up in reaction to climate change? Yale Environment 360 reviews the literature and says…maybe?
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