Climate change speeding up evolution: Fast-growing weeds had evolved over a few generations to adapt to climate change, which could signal the start of an “evolution explosion” in response to global warming, US scientists said today. Herald Sun

Canadian PM still doubts climate change: Prime Minister Stephen Harper still doesn’t believe in the science of climate change, says Liberal Leader Stephane Dion. Dion, speaking to reporters in Nova Scotia, says the Conservative government’s recent embrace of environmental issues must be viewed skeptically.

Leave climate change to the experts, says Blair: Climate change should be left for scientists to sort out, Tony Blair has announced. It will not be fought by making small sacrifices such as giving up holidays in far-flung corners of the world. Metro

Exxon/Mobil blasted: Last week the non-profit Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) issued a report detailing how the world’s largest oil company, ExxonMobil, has donated $16 million since 1998 to 43 ideological groups working to discredit the science of human-induced climate change. The group joins a growing chorus of voices asking the oil giant and world’s most profitable company to turn the corner on global warming and start embracing a transition from fossil fuels.

World will struggle to break oil addiction: The world may lessen its addiction to oil by 2050 but will struggle to kick the habit entirely, keeping the heat under prices, producers and consumers say. Gulf News

Call for global warming world summit: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon should call a meeting of heads of government to decide the next steps against global warming, the U.N. official responsible for tackling climate change said on Monday. Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Secretariat (UNFCCC), told reporters there was not much time left to prepare a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. Reuters

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