“If wind energy were the one practical and affordable answer to global warming then I would grit my teeth at the loss of the countryside and accept it. But I know that windfarms are no answer to global warming in northern Europe.”
James Lovelock’s retort to UK environment minister Ed Miliband’s claim that it should be “socially unacceptable to be against wind turbines in your area – like not wearing your seatbelt”.
A European delegate to the UN climate negotiations in Bonn this week.
Polar scientist Artur Chilingarov on Russian plans for new military units patrolling the country’s northenmost reaches – where thawing is sparking disputes over rights to resources.
Linda Adams, secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, sums up a new report on projected climate change impacts in the state.