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.