Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, July 8

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Published on July 8th, 2009  |  Discuss This Article  

The tropics are moving north (and south), Al Gore is into neuroscience now, and Europe rags on the United States yet again…OK, well that’s not exactly news. Catch up on the hottest green links in this morning’s Morning:

  1. What’s ahead for international climate change negotiations? Dave Roberts at Grist has a great piece laying out the players and the dizzying number of variables and special interests.
  2. Meanwhile, The Washington Post reports European government officials and Continental environmentalists think the U.S. climate and clean energy bill (ACES) is looking too weak — and The New York Times reports Europeans are worried a U.S.-China deal on greenhouse gas emissions will weaken any international agreement. (Hat tip: Environmental Capital.)
  3. Is it just me, or is it getting hot in here? The tropics and subtropics are expanding, say two Australian climate researchers — into strange places like the U.S. Southwest and the Middle East. (Hat tip: Bright Green Blog.)
  4. Al Gore now says we’re not responding well to the threat of climate change because we’re wired by evolution to ignore abstract challenges, reports Climate Feedback.
  5. Should trashy authors like Danielle Steele or Tom Clancy feel guilty about all the trees and energy used to make their books? Grist’s Ask Umbra considers the eco-morality of the paperback book.
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