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Monday at Copenhagen

by: EJ on 12/14/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The Climate Action Network (CAN International) daily negotiation assessment and briefing today has given a summary of what negotiators have managed to accomplish over the past week. They have also calculated the outcome of the present pledges (with associated loopholes) that are on the table. Their result? An anticipated 3.9 degree temperature …

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Oh, Canada - Redux

by: Heather on 12/11/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Earlier this week I posted about Canada's abysmal post-Kyoto emissions record and our reputation as a climate villain based largely on the travesty of the tar sands oil extraction projects in Alberta. Yesterday, Franke James, author of Bothered by My Green Conscience posted another of her trademark visual essays taking aim at the same target. …

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On the Fourth Day of Copenhagen ...

by: EJ on 12/10/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

my true love gave to me - four emerging economies agreeing.

Today at Copenhagen, a second draft agreement, the "Copenhagen Accord" was released. The initiative, led by Beijing, was conceived as a rebuttal by developing countries to the "Copenhagen Agreement" draft allegedly written by the UN conference's host country and leaked by The Guardian …

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Oh, Canada...

by: Heather on 12/09/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

On the first day of negotiations at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, Canada received the dubious distinction of "Fossil of the Day". According to the Climate Action Network Canada, this "prize" is given to countries who are blocking progress at the United Nations climate summit, and is awarded daily by a coalition of 400 leading international …

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Did You Read the Editorial in Your Morning Paper Today?

by: EJ on 12/07/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

Because if you did, this is very likely what you saw - unless you live in Australia, or Edmonton.

Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The dangers have been becoming apparent for a generation. Now the facts have started to speak: 11 of the past 14 years have been …

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