Dozing polar bear, Indianapolis Zoo

Monday, January 29, 2007

Link Herd

Many climate scientists say upcoming global warming report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change understates risks and consequences of global warming, in part because it does not account for recent ice breakup in Antarctica and Greenland. (Yikes.)

This news came out last week and instantly captured my attention. Tesco, the largest supermarket chain in Britain, will begin to label its products with each item's carbon footprint, or the "energy required for its manufacture, packaging and transport to the supermarket shelves." How will they gather and determine this information? How will this spur competition among their suppliers? Geek that I am, I sit riveted, popcorn in hand, watching the show. Via The Green Filter.

Hair of the dog that bit ya: Think Progress reports, via Greenwire, another consequence of that newly melted Arctic ice:
For energy companies, this catastrophe means a “new era of oil and natural gas exploration in the region.
As soon as I recover from utter speechlessness, perhaps I'll have more to say on this topic.

For the "Ewww, nature" photo files: Python eats pregnant sheep.

Anyone have anything interesting I've missed?


JLB said...

On the subject of sheep...

Of Gay Sheep, Modern Science And the Perils of Bad Publicity
Published: January 25, 2007

Quote: "The news coverage, which has been heaviest in England and Australia, focused on smirk and titillation -- and, of course, puns. Headlines included ''Ewe Turn for Gay Rams on Hormones'' and ''He's Just Not That Into Ewe.'' "

Unfortunately, you need a New York Times online account to access the article now... I could email it to you if you're interested. ;)

Trailhead said...

Isn't that the study that took place in my neck of the woods -- at OSU, I think? I'd love to see it, so if you could shoot it to me I'd be grateful.

JLB said...

coming your way...