South Africa: Rhino Poaching Continuing Unabated


The link below is to an article reporting on the poaching of Rhinos in South Africa this year, where some 515 individual Rhinos have been killed so far this year.

For more visit:
http://inhabitat.com/515-rhinos-have-been-poached-in-south-africa-this-year/

Arctic: No Ice in Summer


The link below is to an article that reports on the continuing ice melt in the Arctic and predicts there will be no ice during summer months in about 4 years.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/sep/17/arctic-collapse-sea-ice

Amazon: Deforestation Continuing to Fall


The link below is to an article that examines deforestation in the Amazon, with a trend now developing showing that deforestation is slowing, but more more needs to be done.

For more visit:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/aug/03/amazon-deforestation-falls-again

Cameroon: Poaching Crisis Continues


The link below is to an article on the continuing elephant poaching crisis in the African country of Cameroon.

For more, visit:
http://www.traffic.org/home/2012/3/29/cameroon-elephant-poaching-crisis-spreads.html

South Africa: Rhino Poaching Continuing to Kill Many Rhinos


The article below reports on the large number of Rhinos lost to poaching this year in South Africa.

For more, visit:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501710_162-57399946/135-endangered-rhino-killed-in-south-africa/

Artic: Temperatures Continuing to Rise


Artic temperatures are continuing to rise, which will of course have an impact on the amount of Artic ice and sea levels, among other impacts. The following article reports on the issue.

For more visit:
http://www.wwfblogs.org/climate/content/arctic-temperatures-continue-rapid-rise-2011-breaks-record

Copenhagen Summit Fails to Deliver


In news that has delighted the ears of climate change sceptics the world over, the Copenhagen summit on climate change has failed to deliver anything of real value that will actually make a difference. It is truly disappointing that even in the face of a massive environmental disaster that will affect the entire planet, global leaders have failed to lead and work together in finding solutions to the major issues we face over the coming decades and century.

Newspapers in Australia have reported the failure of the summit and are reporting on the leader of the opposition gloating over the failure of the summit. His solution is to ignore the real issue and hope that the Australian people prove to be as oblivious to climate change as the coalition he leads.

Typically, the usual anti-Kevin Rudd biased journalists and climate change sceptics of the newspaper (The Sunday Telegraph) I read this morning, were also quick to pour further scorn on the Prime Minister and the problem of climate change itself (which they deny). One particular vocal climate change sceptic in the Sunday Telegraph has very little credibility with me and I find his obsessive anti-Rudd tirades more than a little tiring. This self-opinionated buffoon is little more than an embarrassment for both the Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Telegraph for which he also writes. His columns are becoming more of a personal vendetta against Kevin Rudd than anything resembling real journalism.

I’ll be finding a better way to become acquainted with the daily news than continuing to read the biased diatribes that continue to be put forward by these papers in future. I’ll also be hoping that our leaders can overcome the various preoccupations each have with self-interest (whether it be personal or national) in order to reach a real workable agreement on dealing with the growing threat of climate change