Ed Driscoll

Gaia Has Fancy Plans, And Pants To Match

A press release on the Sony Website from February of 2008:

Tokyo – A business group including leading companies such as Sony, Nokia and Nike has come together to present the Tokyo Declaration, a joint call to tackle the urgent issue of climate change. Signing the declaration at the Climate Savers Summit 2008 held by WWF and Sony in Tokyo today, a dozen business leaders highlighted that the world’s greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by more than 50 percent by 2050, and that emissions must peak and start to decline within the next 10 to 15 years in order to keep global warming below the dangerous threshold of 2 degrees Celsius.

A story on Breaking News on Twitter in February of 2010: “Ice crashes through glass atrium of the Sony Building in New York City, injuring 10 people.” AP reports:

Fire officials say ice has broken through a glass atrium at the Sony Building in New York City and 10 people have sustained minor injuries.A spokesman for the New York City Fire Department says ice and glass fell into the lobby area of the Madison Avenue building on Saturday night.

The fire official said no one was seriously hurt, and that the injured were taken to area hospitals. A spokeswoman at Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan says four of the injured were taken there with minor injuries.

No other information about the incident was immediately available.

The New York Post is reporting on its Web site early Sunday that “Jersey Shore” cast member Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was among those attending a party in the building. The Post says Polizzi said on Twitter after the incident: “Omg roof just collapsed!”

And speaking of Snooki and natural disasters