Environment Forum

from Mario Di Simine:

JohnsonDiversey exec sees CO2 reductions good for businesses

December 10, 2009

Some businesses in the United States will have to reinvent themselves as the Obama administration moves to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but they'll be  better off in the long run, Pedro Chidichimo, president of JohnsonDiversey EMA, told Reuters.com on Thursday.

Climate skeptics hold their own Copenhagen conference

December 9, 2009

With the world’s eyes firmly fixed on the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen it is easy to forget that there remains a significant group of scientists and politicians who do not accept that humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases are the primary cause of climate change.

from Tales from the Trail:

Boycott Copenhagen, Palin urges Obama

December 9, 2009

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 If Sarah Palin had her way, President Barack Obama would be staying away from this month's global climate change talks in Copenhagen and "sending a message that the United States will not be a party to fraudulent scientific practices."

from Mario Di Simine:

Africans protest COP15, say “process manipulated”

December 8, 2009

In the most heated protest of these early days at COP15 in Copenhagen, African representatives accused the political leaders of the developed world of hijacking the conference to the detriment of developing nations.

from Mario Di Simine:

Fossil of the Day Award: And the winner is…

December 7, 2009

carsThe UN Conference on Climate Change is a weighty gathering of serious folks looking for a way to cut carbon emissions. It's also a great place to bring some much-needed humor and along the way hammer a few perceived laggers in the fight against global warming.

from Mario Di Simine:

Is there a climate conference going on?

December 7, 2009

Walking through the Copenhagen airport, it's pretty much impossible to miss the signs that illustrate the city's focus is squarely on the climate. Those signs, literally, are everywhere, with advertisements adorning the walls on the walk from the flight ramp through to baggage claim and off into the arrivals area.

from The Great Debate UK:

John Reid on climate change and global security

December 5, 2009

johnreid- John Reid MP, formerly UK Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Defence, is the Chairman of the Institute for Security and Resilience Studies at University College, London. The opinions expressed are his own. -

from Mario Di Simine:

Copenhagen Climate Conference: Who is right?

December 4, 2009

CANADA/Ask anyone about climate change and you likely will get the kind of emotional response not seen since George W Bush left office. People on both sides of the debate – from politicians and scientists to your regular Joe on the street – are often adamantly in one camp or the other, with little wriggle room in between.

from Global News Journal:

What to do while the world burns

December 4, 2009

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A firefighter puts out a fire at a village near Bangkok March 31, 2008. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang

Climate experts on Copenhagen

December 4, 2009

map2If we can predict one thing about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen it’s that no one will have all the answers.