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The global information and communications technology industry accounts for approximately two per cent of global CO2 emissions, new estimates reveal.
Gartner stated that the figure, which is equivalent to that of the aviation industry, is "unsustainable".
The world's leading climate change experts will this week outline highly controversial plans to save the world from global warming.
Their proposals - which include a major expansion in nuclear power, the use of GM crops to boost biofuel production, and reliance on unproven technologies, including the underground storage of carbon dioxide - will put the UN's climate group on a collision course with a host of environmental groups.
Is this not like putting the fox in charge of the hen house? The oil executive political leaders lured by the allmighty dollar are putting their own finacial interests above the right of every person on earth to breathe air free from deadly poison." As the conflict in Darfur spreads across central Africa, with thousands more displaced and killed, Julian Borger in Chad investigates the origins and contradictions of what is likely to be seen as the first climate change war.
At weather stations that show a degree or two of warming, grasshoppers, which use temperature as a cue to mature, are becoming adults nearly a month earlier than they were in the late 1950s.The alternative is a world without any carbon-reduction rules at all."I'm not a plastic bag" reads this week's must-have, a designer tote sold by the not-especially-designer Sainsbury's.TORONTO (CP) - One of Canada's most respected environmentalists says the government's new plan to fight climate change is an embarrassment.David Suzuki says the federal strategy falls far short of expectations and proves the Conservatives are out of touch with Canadians.