• First Shot In U.S. Climate War Against Developing Nations

    • Date: 09/04/10

    The US State Department is denying climate change assistance to countries opposing the Copenhagen accord, it emerged today. The new policy, first reported by The Washington Post, suggests the Obama administration is ready to play hardball, using aid as well as diplomacy, to bring developing countries into conformity with its efforts to reach an international […]

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  • It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again: U.N. Climate Talks Split

    • Date: 09/04/10

    BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Rifts opened on Friday at the first U.N. climate meeting since the acrimonious Copenhagen summit about how to revive U.N. negotiations with few delegates predicting a breakthrough to combat global warming in 2010. Government negotiators at the 175-nation talks urged efforts to restore trust between rich and poor nations after the December […]

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  • ASEAN Leaders Call For Legally Binding Climate Billions, Wealth Transfer

    • Date: 09/04/10

    The leaders of the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) called Friday for a legally binding agreement to fight climate change and limit increases in global temperatures to 2 degrees. The statement issued at the close of the ASEAN summit Friday added that the world’s rich countries should bear the brunt of the reductions in […]

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  • U.S. Voters Rate Global Warming Least Important Issue For 2010

    • Date: 08/04/10

    Fifty-seven percent of registered U.S. voters say the economy will be extremely important to their vote for Congress this year, making it the top issue in the 2010 elections. Healthcare, unemployment, and the federal budget deficit rank behind the economy in importance, with the environment the least important of the seven issues tested in the […]

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  • After Copenhagen Fiasco, EU Plays With New Negotiating Strategy

    • Date: 08/04/10

    The failure to reach a deal at Copenhagen has prompted the European Union (EU) to evolve a fresh negotiating strategy on climate talks and this will be conveyed to India by visiting EU Commissioner for Climate Action Conni Hedegaard. The EU has decided to approach the climate talks on a step-by-step basis and try to […]

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  • Cold Feet: Emissions Trading Scheme May Be Delayed Down Under

    • Date: 08/04/10

    The [New Zealand] government says it is likely to delay full implementation of the carbon trading scheme if there is no progress towards agreement on similar schemes in other developed countries. However, it says there will be no immediate changes nor any delay to the scheme, which steps up a gear on July 1 with […]

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  • Obama Caught Between Green Ideology And Realpolitik

    • Date: 07/04/10

    The Obama administration, caught in an awkward bind between its own ambitions on climate change and Africa’s pressing energy needs, is facing the first test of its new guidelines discouraging coal-fired power projects in developing nations. This week, the World Bank will vote on a $3.75 billion loan to South Africa, most of it to […]

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  • Global Warming: U.S. Sceptics Outnumber Believers For The First Time

    • Date: 07/04/10

    The numbers of believers that global warming is “real and present” has fallen by over twenty percentage points in the past year to only 35.8%, according to the findings of the latest survey by the BeemerReport.com. A year ago, 59.0% of Americans believed global warming was real and a threat to the American way of […]

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