South Africa pledges to clean up its act: South Africa, the continent’s worst polluter, is seeking ways to improve its climate change performance and to set a good example for other developing nations. Although exempt from Kyoto, the organised business sector has signed agreements with the government to improve energy efficiency by 15% by 2015. AlertNet

Seafood could be gone by 2048: Researchers announced yesterday that the world’s fish and seafood populations will collapse by 2048 if current trends in habitat destruction and over-fishing continue – 29% of species are already in collapse. Reuters

Howard dismisses poll results: Prime Minister Howard has rejected the results of a poll about climate change carried out by a coalition of green groups. The poll found that 79% of people surveyed want the government to ratify the Kyoto Protocol, and more than 90% want to see more investment in green energy. Howard insists that he’s not “out of step”, and is warning people not to over react to the Stern report. The World Today

A climate change on climate change?: The current global shift in the discussion of climate change gives the Bush administration an opportunity to enact a “legacy-building reversal of policy”, as the US becomes increasingly isolated in their stance on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. Christian Science Monitor