The Union of Concerned Scientists is calling on the World Heritage Convention to take more account of climate change in its selection and protection of World Heritage sites. It is particularly concerned about Venice and the Great Barrier Reef. It… Read More »World Heritage Sites and Climate Change
An email from Foreign Policy magazine described the conference held by Brazil on the Amazon. It says: This week, Brazil hosted a summit on conserving the Amazon and other rainforests around the world. The event, which included rainforest countries from… Read More »Brazilian Amazon Conference
The Economist magazine sees the possibility of Latin America’s becoming this century’s commodity superpower. It says: Latin America is no stranger to supplying the world with raw materials, but it could be on the verge of a boom. Three forces… Read More »Latin American Commodities
According to the Associated Press, in June the UN adopted a treaty to protech biodiversity in waters outside national boundaries, known as the high seas. It will be opened for signatures on September 20 and will take effect when it… Read More »UN Adopts Treaty to Protect High Seas Marine Life
The Economist magazine just held a webinar on energy. I thought it was very reasonable, not wishful thinking about a carbon free environment. It touched on most of the important technologies, including nuclear and hydrogen. It did not mention the… Read More »Economist Webinar on Energy
Reuters reports that US Climate Envoy John Kerry met with the Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva to discuss follow up on discussions between President Biden and President Lula regarding preservation of the Amazon.