It’s not often you go to a part of the world that disappears from the map a few weeks later.
A curious thing is happening at a U.N. meeting in Bonn this week on a new climate pact — countries least interested in a deal such as OPEC members are doing more and more of the talking.
Has it come to this in California? Is the Golden State really banning black cars from its famous freeways, as reported in various auto industry blogs — and even The Washington Post — on the grounds that they require more air conditioning to cool?
Last year’s horrendous China earthquake may have big, lingering effects on the atmosphere. Mudslides after the deadly May 12 quake in Sichuan province are likely to trigger a release of carbon dioxide equal to 2 percent of the world’s current carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion, geophysicists say.
The following guest blog is by Holman Jenkins, a Wall Street Journal columnist and member of the WSJ editorial board, in response to a blog (here) by Stuart Gaffin, a climate researcher at Columbia University who is a regular contributor to these pages. Thomson Reuters is not responsible for the content — the views are the author’s alone.