Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Global Warming Roundup

A few links apropos this week's Musing on global warming and climate change...
Ozone hole
The Beeb has a story on the Church of England's backing of an ambitious plan to bring worldwide pollution under control. The CoE has taken the view that the reduction of pollution is a question of morality. This is a stance that is refreshingly forward-looking compared to some fundamentalist Christian groups and their political allies in this country who seem to believe that we have already entered the "end times" which would make conservation policies pointless.

Meanwhile, NASA has scheduled for this weekend the launch of a new satellite that will study the Earth's atmosphere. The Aura mission will investigate the ozone in the Earth's atmosphere and look for trends with implications for climate change. The Aura website includes a quiz to test your knowledge of Earth's ozone.