The newspaper I picked up in London this morning announced that global climate change, or global warming, is now thought likely to be twice as bad as previously projected. This came from an article published in the very respectable scientific journal Nature, and got quite a lot of press in Britain (along with the woman arrested for driving while eating an apple).

What are we going to do about it? I’m in Rome, having flown here in a airplane that made a heavy contribution to greenhouse gases, and a food service operation that takes no account whatsoever of environmental issues. Later today I’m meeting a journalist from an Italian environmental magazine, La Nuova Ecologia. Here’s my thought: there are a lot of us who care, and who see the dangers and are willing to do things differently. How can we unite? We especially need to find new ways to influence governments and companies, as well as our friends and families.