Month: May 2010

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UN Climate Talks Underway in Bonn

Preparation for the COP16 climate conference later this year in Cancùn started today with a two-week UNFCCC negotiating session in Bonn, Germany. Following are press conference videos on the first day of the talks: UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer Climate Action Network Press Briefing: Raman Mehta – ActionAid India Alden Meyer – Union of […]Read More

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Government Report Forecasts 43% Rise in Global CO2 Emissions by

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) released a report summary earlier this week projecting a 43 percent rise in global carbon emission by 2035 under current policies and expected economic and population growth, particularly from developing countries. The EIA summary says that emissions will rise from 29.7 billion metric tons in 2007 to 42.2 billion […]Read More

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Deepwater Horizon: What Peak Oil Looks Like and The Future

As focus rightly remains on mitigating environmental and economic destruction in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy, the next challenge is how, or if,  continued  expansion of offshore drilling should proceed. Particularly in deep water drilling projects like BP’s failed well in the Gulf of Mexico. The first step then is how long and […]Read More

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UNFCC Executive Secretary Talks of Expectations for Bonn Climate Talks

Current UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer addressed the press this morning (see video below) in advance of the first UN climate negotiations next week in Bonn. Soon to be succeeded by incoming Executive Secretary designate Christiana Figueres, de Boer may harbor some relief in not charged with shepherding the next major climate conference, COP16, […]Read More

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Kill the Bastards! Chris Matthews on BP: “It’s Maddening”

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews clearly goes over the top when suggesting in any literal sense that the CEO’s for BP, Transocean, or Halliburton be “executed” for their failure. But Matthews’ anger, frustration, and sadness over the situation in the Gulf belies his desire to execute them figuratively. He reflects a growing sentiment, one that appears ever […]Read More

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Environmental News Wrap: Week of May 17-23

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Obama Administration recently threatened BP that if they did not invoke confidence that they have the Gulf of Mexico situation controlled soon the government will step in to clean up and stop the oil spill. Obama raised the small […]Read More