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Copenhagen’s Result

Copenhagen’s Result

Even climatologists and environmental activists who are disappointed by the lackluster results of the recently concluded Copenhagen conference on global warming should be grateful for President Obama’s last-minute intervention. The President exaggerated what was accomplished when he termed the climate deal “an unprecedented breakthrough,” but he played a decisive role in averting what had appeared […]

Temperature Rise Guaranteed, Thanks to Brown Clouds

Temperature Rise Guaranteed, Thanks to Brown Clouds

Regardless of success at the upcoming climate talks at Copenhagen this December, there will still be a 2.5 degree rise in temperatures. Dr Veerabhadra Ramanathan, director of the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography at the University of California-Berkeley, has predicted that an “incredibly complex blanket” of greenhouse gases called the […]

No change in Indian stand on climate change, says Jairam Ramesh

No change in Indian stand on climate change, says Jairam Ramesh

Under criticism for a new proposal that suggests a shift in India’s climate change policy, Jairam Ramesh, Minister of State (independent charge), Environment and Forests said a recent communication of his to the Prime Minister had been totally distorted. “India’s interests alone should drive the negotiations, and legally binding emission cuts and international verification [of […]

Brazil Eyes Limits On Amazon Sugar Cane Growth

Brazil Eyes Limits On Amazon Sugar Cane Growth

BRASILIA (AFP) – The Brazilian government presented new legislation Thursday intended to protect the Amazon from deforestation by banning any new planting of sugar cane, widely cultivated for ethanol production. “Now we can say that our ethanol is 100 percent green,” said Environment Minister Carlos Minc announcing the proposed rules. The legislation would ban new […]

Brazil Says U.S. Climate Goal Unacceptable

Brazil Says U.S. Climate Goal Unacceptable

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s Environment Minister Carlos Minc said on Wednesday that U.S. targets for greenhouse gas emissions are unacceptably weak and that Brazil will place new restrictions on its huge farm sector to cut deforestation. Brazil would also soon announce targets to substantially curb carbon emissions before a crucial global climate summit in Copenhagen […]

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