Today around 600 protestors held a 'mass day of action' at the UK's largest coal fired power station. They highlighted the significant carbon emissions produced by the power station and demanded its closure to help reduce the UK's contribution to climate change. Although this power station is perhaps the UK's cleanest coal fired station (in terms of CO2 per unit of electricity) coal generates approximately 2.5 times as much CO2 per unit of electricity generated as gas. Many UK power stations are now gas fired but these protests highlight the UK's continued reliance on coal.
A new book that appears to be an interesting read.
Future of Globalization Ernesto Zedillo, Yale Center for Globalization, USA
April 2007 Pb: 978-0-415-77185-6: £27.99: €44.00 Contributed to by two former national Heads of State, Ernesto Zedillo and Mary Robinson as well as a host of leading academics including Nobel Prize winner Jospeh Stiglitz, Philippe Aghion and Jagdish Bhagwati, the papers in this volume were prepared for a conference organized by the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization and the World Bank on 'The Future of Globalization: Explorations in Light of Recent Turbulence'. They take stock of the debate on globalization and explore ways to make globalization more beneficial for individuals, communities and countries, as well as to reduce its insufficiencies and mitigate the risks it faces.
This is a new blog page where we will post information and articles for those with an interest in issues related to globalisation and the environment. Although there will be some more general globalisation related posts this site is primarily for environmental related links and discussion.
Following the recent workshop on the "Economics of the Stern Review" and the fuss caused by the "great global warming swindle" this book represents an excellent introduction to the topic. Chapter 6 is the chapter it all hinges upon.