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  • US, China clash in climate ping-pong

    • Date: 12/12/09
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    AFP: They sang each other’s praises in the run up to the Copenhagen climate summit, but China and the United States traded sharp barbs in a superpower standoff that has helped set the UN talks on edge. On key issues ranging from how to share out the burden of slashing greenhouse gases, whether such efforts […]

  • Myles Allen: Why are journalists suddenly so critical?

    • Date: 12/12/09
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    The Guardian: It is odd that we still don’t take climate change seriously. Judging from the acres of newsprint being devoted to the subject right now, you might find that remark surprising. But look at the furore over the University of East Anglia emails: environmentalists hand-wringing as if the end of the world had suddenly been […]

  • G77 walks out of COP15 meeting

    • Date: 12/12/09
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    The Copenhagen Post: Tension between developing and developed countries builds as climate summit enters its fifth day The chief negotiator for 134 developing nations left the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) yesterday in anger. Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping from Sudan, the G77 group’s top negotiator, is also accusing Denmark of driving the climate summit into the […]

  • Gordon Brown criticised for climate funds

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    The Daily Telegraph: Gordon Brown has said Britain will pay £1.5 billion to a European Union climate change project despite the British recession and his Government’s huge deficit. At an EU summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister offered to pay the money into an EU fund intended to help poorer countries to cut their carbon […]

  • Copenhagen Summit teetering on the brink of failure

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    The Age: The Copenhagen climate conference was teetering on the brink of failure last night after the United Nations released a draft proposal that made no mention of creating a new binding treaty to cover the three most important players in reducing greenhouse gas emissions: the US, China and India. It followed China’s warning that […]

  • EU Splits Deepen Over Costly Climate Policy

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    The Independent: A damaging east-west split has opened up among EU countries over how quickly and deeply they should cut their carbon emissions to combat climate change. At a two-day summit in Brussels which began last night, EU leaders were also divided about how much they should contribute to a global fund to help developing […]

  • Met Office Prediction: Another ‘Barbecue’ Fiasco?

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    Daily Mail: After the fiasco of this year’s ‘barbecue summer’ prediction, you might have thought the Met Office would have hesitated before making such grand statements again. But yesterday it declared that 2010 will be a ‘barbecue year’. Forecasters say it is likely to be the hottest year globally since records began nearly 160 years […]

  • Met Office Criticised for Political Lobbying

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    LONDON, 11 December 2009 – The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) today criticised the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UK Met Office for their political intervention in the international negotiations currently taking place in Copenhagen. The Met Office claims that preliminary temperature data for 2009 show that global temperatures continue to rise and that […]