Environment Forum

from The Great Debate UK:

Beyond Copenhagen: sub-national solutions are now key

December 22, 2009

Julian Hunt.jpg- Julian Hunt is visiting professor at Delft University and formerly director general of the UK meteorological office. Charles Kennel is distinguished professor of atmospheric science, emeritus and senior advisor to the sustainability solutions institute, UCSD. The opinions expressed are their own. -

from The Great Debate:

Weatherization heats up in 2010

December 21, 2009


By John W. Edwards, Jr.

President Barack Obama certainly is walking the walk when it comes to weatherizing America’s homes.

Unexpected guests for dinner

December 21, 2009

Sitting at the base of the memorial cross at Azimuth Hill two nights ago watching the baby chicks that had hatched over a 24-hour period we noticed a black dot on the horizon.

What if they didn’t give a news conference and everybody came?

December 18, 2009

CLIMATE-COPENHAGEN/The only laughs in Copenhagen on Friday were for a news conference that never happened.

Copenhagen climate conference’s giant globe: A sign of things to come?

December 18, 2009

globe-2An enormous white globe dangled in Copenhagen’s Bella Centre, the location of the world’s largest ever leaders’ summit on climate change, could be an unintended yet chilling sign of things to come.

Carbon trading and a new climate deal

December 18, 2009

(Updates with comments from Karen Alderman Harbert)


A key component of a prospective climate deal coming into Copenhagen has been the targets for cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Packing while Copenhagen burns

December 18, 2009

Bella1The talks were supposed to be over, “family photo” taken, and slaps on the back given all round.

from Global News Journal:

Parallel worlds at U.N. climate talks

December 18, 2009

protesterWhile UN climate talks involving world leaders descended into chaos and farce in the rooms and corridors of this immediately forgettable Copenhagen exhibition centre, a parallel world flourished in its main conference hall.

from Mario Di Simine:

At COP15, the waiting is now the hardest part

December 18, 2009


You go for walks, maybe stretch out on an open couch, perhaps stand in long lines for a luke-warm bite to eat. You make numerous trips to the vending machines, munch on biscuits, chat with colleagues. Life in the fast lane of the COP15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen has slowed down to a crawl, and the waiting is most certainly the hardest part.

from The Great Debate:

Cost of cap-and-trade for U.S. households

December 18, 2009

-- John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

How much are U.S. households prepared to pay to avert the threat of climate change? According to the latest polling data published by the Washington Post, the answer is not very much, probably not much more than $25 per month or $300 per year.