June 2012 Archives
Did May seem a little hotter than usual? If so, it's because our planet's ever-warming land surface temperature hit an all-time high, reaching 1.21°C above average. Governments seem powerless to take action, if the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) is any indication. Friends of the Earth International's recent report, Ending Corporate Capture of the United Nations, spells out the extent to which corporate interests are increasingly successful at blocking attempts to initiate responsible environmental change within even the United Nations itself.