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The Aftermath of Copenhagennew

"The city of Copenhagen is a crime scene tonight, with the guilty men and women fleeing to the airport”, said John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, on Friday night (December 18). "There are no targets for carbon cuts and no agreement on a legally binding treaty.”
The Georgia Straight  |  Gwynne Dyer  |  12-22-2009  |  Environment

Diet for Climate Change: Eating in the Spirit of Copenhagennew

You may not be able to get to Denmark for the climate talks, but you do have a chance to change a few food habits: It starts with avoiding red meat, processed cereals and tin cans and shopping local.
NOW Magazine  |  Wayne Roberts  |  12-11-2009  |  Food+Drink

The World Rightly Sees Canada as the Villain at the Copenhagen Climate Change Talksnew

as the Canadian government tries to block climate change agreements to protect tar sands development, we're seen as the bad guy. Or, as British journalist George Monbiot writes, an "immediate threat to the global effort to sustain a peaceful and stable world."
The Coast, Halifax's Weekly  |  Bruce Wark  |  12-11-2009  |  Environment

Cap and Trade-off: Baucus Compromises on Climate Change, Toonew

Sen. Max Baucus' critics condemned him for taking millions from the health care industry as he led the effort to reform it. Now critics are voicing the same refrain over climate change legislation.
Missoula Independent  |  Matthew Frank  |  12-09-2009  |  Environment

Copenhagen: Nice Show, But We're Doomed No Matter What

It is almost certainly too late to save ourselves. Like recycling and not littering, reducing CO2 output amounts to mere politeness. It's a nice gesture. But it won't make any difference.
Maui Time  |  Ted Rall  |  12-07-2009  |  Environment

Only a 'Human Movement' Can Save Civilization from the Climate Crisisnew

Copenhagen will fail because the great publics of the world have not been involved in the great human questions underlying the technical issues the scientists discuss. It is not only that the conference will fail to protect our young, but that the rest of us will barely notice.
Sacramento News & Review  |  Fred Branfman  |  12-04-2009  |  Environment

Boulder Scientists' Work Will Take Center Stage at the Copenhagen Climate Conferencenew

From key data in a presentation by former Vice President Al Gore to time-lapse photography of deteriorating glaciers to a giant high-tech globe that will be used throughout the event, Boulder's fingerprints will be all over the United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held Dec. 7–18.
Boulder Weekly  |  Jefferson Dodge  |  11-23-2009  |  Environment

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