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24 09 2009

See George Monbiot’s blog for the latest on his feud with Ian Plimer and animosity towards The Spectator magazine.

Despite contributing to increasing emission levels, population growth will not be on the agenda of major climate change summits this year. An interesting piece in the Ecologist considers this – ‘the topic politicians won’t discuss.’

According to a report by the International Energy Agency carbon dioxide emissions will fall by 2.6% in 2009 – the largest in 40 years. Declining industrial output during the recession and greater governmental intervention across the world have made such figures possible. See New Scientist blog for summary.