Tag Archives: climate politics

Pershing may feel heat in global warming talks

As a fresh round of UN climate change talks gets under way in Bangkok today, there are signs that developing countries are losing patience with global leaders in general and with the regressive attitude of US Congress in particular.

Chinese ducks in a row for climate negotiations

Publication of its 12th Five Year Plan has put flesh on the bones of China’s energy pledges made in international climate change negotiations. By contrast, Congressional budget wrangling renders U.S. emissions targets less convincing by the day.

Sachs defends Pachauri against Murdoch propaganda

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, the outspoken Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, has accused the News Corporation media empire of conducting a year-long campaign of vilification against the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Cancún path to climate compensation culture

Global economic recession prevented the Cancún climate change conference from achieving any meaningful progress. But the small print may contain significant acceptance that global warming causes “loss and damages”.

Bolivia stirs up politics of climate change

At last we can engage in stimulating debate about climate change. The World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth in Cochabamba offers a breath of fresh air in its radical agenda.

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