date: Sat Feb 26 17:37:55 2000
from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: climate text
Some of the numbers look a fraction too low (eg Germany, Austria), but they are roughly OK.
BUT I WOULD SUGGEST YOU CITE THE UNITS AS TONS OF CARBON PER PERSON PER YEAR, NOT 1,000s OF KGs.
I am quite happy with the text of your piece - I reckon it is a pretty powerful story - with just two small exceptions ......
........ in this first quote from me (see section below) I would rather the word INFLUENCED was used instead of CAUSED .... Also my University is the University of East Anglia, *not* East Anglia University. Please change!
"We can no longer say we are still unsure whether extreme weather events are
caused [INFLUENCED please] by global warming or not,? says Dr Mike Hulme, of the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University. ?When we look at the Mozambique floods, at the storms that hit France, at the absence of winter in Britain this year, at the avalanches in the Alps, we are witnessing events that are now clearly tainted by human actions.?
I very much hope that you can make these two changes!!
At 16:47 26/02/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Hope you got the main piece. Without worrying about details, does this breakdown
>of carbon emissions in thousands of kilograms per capita sound right?:
>South Korea: 2.50