COP18

The DOHA Climate Gateway: Stumbling Toward a Global Agreement

Halting progress made at COP18

In typical international climate summit fashion, COP18 ended in a last–minute marathon session complete with frustration, accusation, acrimony and a halting step forward in what is called the “Doha Climate Gateway” deal. One of the main features of the deal is breathing the last gasps of life into the Kyoto Protocol, the first commitment round of which is set to expire at the end …

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Enviro News Wrap: Halting Progress at COP 18; Koch Brother’s Deception; Cyber Attack in Saudi Arabia, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The COP18 climate talks in Doha are finishing up and some good things happened. Developing countries got recognition of the need for rich countries to compensate poor countries for continuing to ruin their environment, but the US made sure the money is all “aid,” that there …

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Video Friday: Emotional Plea from Philippine Negotiator as COP18 Comes to an Unsettled End

“If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?” Naderev Saño, lead negotiator for the Philippines at the COP18 climate talks, gives an emotional and heart-felt plea for action in the waning hours of the conference. In his address Saño referenced the devastation brought by Typhoon Bopha, responsible for at least 500 deaths, as it plowed into the southern Philippine island …

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COP 18: Bridging the Gulf between Science and Reality

Scientists and organization from around the world warn that the door is quickly closely for the chance to avert a climate catastrophe

In theory the slew of recent climate studies should inspire the delegates that have assembled for the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18). In practice the 194 nations that are meeting in Doha, Qatar, are getting bogged down by the same old arguments. The consensus once again this year appears to be that nothing will be accomplished. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate …

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Enviro News Wrap: Climate Talks in Doha Continue; Melting Permafrost; Anti-Science Congressman May Lead Congressional Science Committee, and more…

The Latest Environmental News Headlines

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: UN Climate Talks pick up again in Qatar. And, the media is reporting that nothing will be accomplished as the Kyoto protocol expires. The problem with all of this is that we need to act now, and if we don’t do prevention now we will have to do a lot of …

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