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Top Greenery News From The Times

Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor - The Times

THE green movement’s greatest triumph – the abolition of ozone-destroying CFC gases in the 1980s – may become its biggest embarrassment because of research showing that their replacements are sharply accelerating global warming.

That must be the accelerating warming that has stalled for a decade, thank goodness he isn't doing a a Grand Prix race commentary.

My Week: Bill McKibben: I’m spewing carbon for your benefit and mine
The environmentalist is jetting around the world to try to halt climate change.

We are called 350.org because 350 is the most important number on earth. Eighteen months ago, after the Arctic melted, scientists published data showing that any value for carbon in the atmosphere greater than 350 parts per million was incompatible with “the planet on which civilisation developed”.

It's melted? No one told me, you would have thought someone else would have noticed it had all disappeared....


But the Arctic did all melt! Really. There's nothing there now. What we see now on the satellite photos is a vast hologram generated by evil petrochemical companies to convince the world there's still some ice there. It's all gone though, and there will be even less this summer... :o)

The theory behind the ozone holes isn't as clear cut as once believed either.

If the ice has all gone and the sea level hasn't risen catastrophically, surely everything is all right then? LOL

Glad to see the Times on the ball as usual. It was known more than a decade ago that HFCs were a significant greenhouse gas. Still well done the Times for being only a decade behind.

"Global surface temperatures have increased about 0.74°C (plus or minus 0.18°C) since the late-19th century, and the linear trend for the past 50 years of 0.13°C (plus or minus 0.03°C) per decade is nearly twice that for the past 100 years ... Lastly, seven of the eight warmest years on record have occurred since 2001 and the 10 warmest years have all occurred since 1995."

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