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Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Copenhagen’

Most Albertans snub climate change threat

Most Albertans snub climate change threat

Only 41% believe in global warming A new poll showing nearly a third of Albertans believe global warming is merely a theory could mean more federalist sparring lies ahead for the province, a Calgary political scientist suggests. An Angus Reid Public Opinion survey released last week found that 31 per cent of Albertans think global […]

Copenhagen climate change summit: The issues

Copenhagen climate change summit: The issues

What is the Copenhagen climate change summit? The UN meeting is the deadline for thrashing out a successor to the Kyoto protocol, with the aim of preventing dangerous global warming. It will run for two weeks from 7 December and is the latest in a series that trace their origins to the 1992 Earth summit in […]

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009

Copenhagen Climate Change Conference 2009

What is the Copenhagen climate change summit? From 7 December environment ministers and officials will meet in Copenhagen for the United Nations climate conference to thrash out a successor to the Kyoto protocol. The conference, held at the modern Bella Center, will run for two weeks. The talks are the latest in an annual series […]

India Plays Guessing Game Ahead of Copenhagen

India Plays Guessing Game Ahead of Copenhagen

With one week left before the start of the United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen, there is still no reliable word as to whether Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will attend, or whether or how much the South Asian state will commit itself to emission cuts. Pressure has been building up on Singh to […]

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 […]

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

Copenhagen failure would be ‘suicide’: Maldives

The president of the Maldives has warned that a failure to agree a deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions in Copenhagen next month would be an act of “collective suicide”. “At the moment every country arrives at climate negotiations seeking to keep their own emissions as high as possible,” President Mohamed Nasheed said here. “This […]

Civil disobedience has a role to play

Civil disobedience has a role to play

Perhaps the best way to understand the extraordinary transformation of Al Gore is to study the changing rhetoric of his enemies. A mere nine years ago, back when George Bush was just a cheeky rogue with an adorable line in malapropisms, presidential candidate Gore was famously derided as wooden and dull. Having failed to win […]

Obama: US, Europe must push hard for climate deal

Obama: US, Europe must push hard for climate deal

President Barack Obama, second from right, listens as Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, second from left, speaks during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009. European High Council High Representative Javier Solana is at left, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso is at right. (AP […]

We only have months, not years, to save civilisation from climate change

We only have months, not years, to save civilisation from climate change

For those concerned about global warming, all eyes are on December’s UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. The stakes could not be higher. Almost every new report shows that the climate is changing even faster than the most dire projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their 2007 report. Yet from my […]

US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel

US puts climate debate on hold for five weeks despite plea by Merkel

International negotiators lost one of the key elements to a successful deal on global warming today after Democratic leaders in the US Congress ruled out passing a climate change law before 2010. In the latest obstacle on the road to the UN summit in Copenhagen next month, Senate leaders ordered a five-week pause to review […]

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