Embarrassing news from Canada over it's emissions of greenhouse gases. It has admitted that it is unlikely to meet its targets under the Kyoto Protocol.
Two more stories on the climate in trouble.
The BBC has reported that US climate scientists have "recorded a significant rise in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, pushing it to a new record level.
Britain is in danger of running out of gas. Yesterday, the National Grid that is responsible for Britain's gas and electricity network, issued an unprecedented warning – called a “gas balancing alert” – warning that there was not enough gas to meet demand. Gas supplies to some businesses might have to be reduced. Not surprisingly, the move sent wholesale prices spiralling up fourfold.
Michael Klare, author of Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency has picked up on comments made by British Defence Secretary John Reid, that we reported in a blog last month (see blog here).