Single-track sustainability ‘solutions’ threaten people and planet, experts say

Single-track sustainability ‘solutions’ threaten people and planet, experts say

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 10:11 AM PDT

The targets, indicators and approaches being used to pursue progress towards sustainable development at Rio+20 are counter-productive, say scientists in a new paper. Three renowned sustainability institutes argue that global and grassroots innovations must be connected to avoid breaching planetary boundaries and reversing progress on poverty reduction.

Warm climate — cold Arctic?

Posted: 14 Jun 2012 10:09 AM PDT

The Eemian interglacial period that began some 125,000 years ago is often used as a model for contemporary climate change. Scientists have presented evidence that the Eemian differed in essential details from modern climatic conditions.

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