Why are climate negotiations locked in a stalemate? Writer: Pablo Solon & Walden Bello Published: 4/09/2012 at 01:45 AM Newspaper section: News The Bangkok intersessional meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is about to end, with no progress among countries to commit to increasing the level of emission reductions for … Continue reading
Focus on the Global South As Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) gather once again in Bangkok to continue talks about the climate talks, it should not go unnoticed that Thailand has been in the process of identifying its very first “climate criminals”. The “global warming cases”, in … Continue reading
International Civil Aviation Organization moves ahead on aircraft carbon dioxide standard.
To save the planet, get rid of capitalism! Following are excerpts from talks given by Teresa Gutierrez and Jen Waller at a Workers World Party/Fight Imperialism, Stand Together forum on June 11 in New York. Both Gutierrez and Waller attended the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, held … Continue reading
The climate may be more sensitive to emissions caused by human activity than previously believed, owing to the reduced effects of the greenhouse gases. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden), however, have collected new data that may lead to better climate models. ”Emissions by plants to the atmosphere are influenced by climate change – higher … Continue reading
At the Rio+20 global summit, indigenous people unveiled their own solutions to the climate crisis via International: Rio 20 – Indigenous People Unveil Own Solutions.
Air-conditioners are worsening climate change By Elisabeth Rosenthal and Andrew W Lehren, June 23, 2012, The New York Times: AC sales are growing 20 per cent a year in China and India as middle classes grow in the ramshackle apartment blocks and sooty cement homes that line the dusty roads of urban India, there … Continue reading
WASHINGTON: Global sea levels could rise two to three times higher over the next century than previously estimated, according to a study released Friday by the US National Research Council. A committee of experts evaluated that latest UN estimates and updated them with new data on polar ice-cap melting that is believed to be speeding up … Continue reading
RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 23 2012 (IPS) – Agroforestry is gaining ground as a tool for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Central America, a region where global warming could generate losses equivalent to 19 percent of gross domestic product. Agroforestry contributes to the recovery of water sources. “Agroforestry is our only alternative to mitigate … Continue reading
To preserve the environment and adapt to climate change, alliances must be made with communities of local people with a view to educating, rather than dictating to them. This is the maxim upheld by Ángel Quirós, a marine biologist and head of Los Caimanes National Park, a protected area that is economically and environmentally … Continue reading