Environment Forum

from UK News:

Are you losing faith in climate science?

February 26, 2010

climatechangeWhile attending a meeting of prominent climate sceptics during the U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December (an anti-COP15, if you will), I listened to each of the speakers put forward their theory on why conventional evidence on the primary causes of climate change should be dismissed as, for lack of a better phrase, complete hokum.

Carbon trading and a new climate deal

December 18, 2009

(Updates with comments from Karen Alderman Harbert)

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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 Mario Di Simine:

At COP15, the waiting is now the hardest part

December 18, 2009

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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.

The strange spectacle of too many heads of government

December 17, 2009

COP15picThere are around 120 heads of government at the Copenhagen climate talks, so many that it’s hard to keep track of the exact number.

Auxiliary verbs at 10pm and the scarcest resource – sleep

December 17, 2009

CO2tonneThe issues are global and urgent, but the bureaucracy can sometimes be mind-bogglingly slow and petty.

Can you trust the science?

December 16, 2009

Today we pose the question to our virtual panel of experts, “How far can we trust the science of climate change?”

from UK News:

Clashes and queues raise temperature in Copenhagen

December 16, 2009

climate talks protest

With the clock ticking for world leaders to clinch a climate deal in Copenhagen, the last place you want to be is stuck at the back of a long queue.

Are the Copenhagen climate talks failing?

December 15, 2009

COP15picIn the last few days it has seemed like the only thing everyone can agree on in Copenhagen is that time is running out.

from Mario Di Simine:

Stunts, pins and pamphlets: Getting the word out at COP15

December 15, 2009

aliens2When you're one of thousands of people trying to get a message out at once, you need an edge.