Saturday, November 19, 2011
The IPCC released a Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation finding that extreme weather will increase with climate change. (The 29-page Summary for Policymakers is here; the full report will be available in February.) (Washington Post)
The BBC will air a seven-episode Frozen Planet mini-series in Britain focusing on arctic wildlife, the last of which deals with climate change. Viewers in other countries, including the US, will reportedly only see the first six episodes because the BBC has made purchase of the seventh episode optional to increase sales. (telegraph.co.uk)
The Obama administration proposed fuel economy standards that would almost double the average gas mileage for each automaker's passenger vehicle fleet to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 (LA Times)
The Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) reduced the allowable catch of menhaden (used to make fish meal) by 37 percent by 2013. Due to overfishing, the menhaden fish population has fallen 92 percent from historical levels. (mongabay.com)
The NY Times analyzed how the Obama Administration’s September decision not to strengthen the ozone standard was influenced by re-election campaign strategy.