Sunday, March 27, 2005

Give up air travel; sell your car,6121,1445787,00.html

'High Tide: News From a Warming World', by Mark Lynas (Harper Perennial)

Guardian review by Nicholas Lezard:

"Raise the temperature of the Earth by six degrees Celsius - which is currently at the upper range of predictions for the projected rise in temperature - and you trigger the release of an enormous amount of methane held in the oceans, leading to a runaway greenhouse effect. This 'methane burp' was what, apparently, caused the end-Permian mass extinction of 251 million years ago, in which 95% of the world's species were wiped out."

Give up air travel, sell your car.

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