• China Envoy Says Deep Divides Threaten Climate Talks

    • Date: 24/02/10

    Rich and developing countries have little hope of overcoming key disagreements over how to fight global warming, China’s climate change ambassador said on Wednesday, warning of a year of troubled negotiations. China’s Special Representative for Climate Change Negotiations, Yu Qingtai, said as nations seek a new global treaty on climate change by the end of […]

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  • Democratic Senators Warn Over C02 Regulation

    • Date: 23/02/10

    Eight Democratic Senators from coal and manufacturing states warned the Obama Administration Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to regulate greenhouse gases could hurt the economy. The lawmakers, including prominent Senators Max Baucus, (D., Mont.), Carl Levin, (D., Mich.) and John Rockefeller, (D., W.V), warned EPA chief Lisa Jackson in a letter that “ill-timed […]

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  • Climate-Change Fervor Cools Amid Disputed Science

    • Date: 22/02/10

    U.S. Representative Bob Inglis went from climate-change skeptic to believer four years ago as opinion leaders from Al Gore to General Electric Co. chief Jeffrey Immelt called for laws to curb global warming. Today Inglis, a South Carolina Republican, is a convert who’s watching the public become more doubtful. “I have many people saying, ‘Now […]

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  • Indian Climate Conference and European Lessons

    • Date: 21/02/10

    Kottayam, Kerala: The four-day international conference on climate change and developing countries got under way here on Friday evening. Inaugurating the conference, Mahatma Gandhi University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Gurukkal stressed the need to make the knowledge generated in the scientific community disseminate among the people so that society would be able to think about collective action. […]

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  • Barack Obama’s Climate Policy In Crisis

    • Date: 21/02/10

    President Barack Obama’s climate change policy is in crisis amid a barrage of US lawsuits challenging goverment directives and the defection of major corporate backers for his ambitious green programmes. The legal challenges and splits in the US climate consensus follow revelations of major flaws in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, […]

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  • Resignation Of Top UN Climate Official Clouds Future Of Global Treaty Talks

    • Date: 19/02/10

    The United Nations’ top climate official is stepping down, leaving behind deep international divisions over how to forge a new treaty on global climate change. Dutch diplomat Yvo de Boer announced yesterday that he will step down as executive director of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. His resignation takes effect July 1, just […]

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  • Kyoto Framework Faces Collapse

    • Date: 18/02/10

    Efforts to extend the Kyoto climate pact framework risk collapse in a setback to years of diplomatic bargains, as chances fade that the United States will join other rich nations in capping emissions. December’s U.N. climate conference in Denmark failed to cite the U.N.-brokered Kyoto pact as a touchstone — sapping hopes for a global […]

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  • Controversies Create Opening For Climate Critics

    • Date: 17/02/10

    The spate of recent controversies about climate research has given fresh voice to a group of scientists who question the mainstream view that human activity is warming the planet to dangerous levels. Very few scientists disagree that the earth’s climate has warmed since 1850. But some have long argued that there are too many uncertainties […]

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