As the United Nations climate talks in Durban progress, they are becoming increasingly combative, offering a soft preview of the kind of political atmosphere destined to prevail in a world where agriculture in vulnerable regions of the planet begins to succumb to catastrophic drought and flooding. The United States and Canada have drawn intense criticism here during the first two days of the conference.
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CANCÚN, MEXICO — There are rumblings around Cancún that China may be willing to legally commit to its domestic cuts in carbon emissions. Negotiators, ministers and world leaders are currently in the second week of talks at the Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 16).
BOULDER– Progressive political activist group New Era Colorado took to the streets this weekend here to gather signatures from the student community in support of proposed regulations that would force rental properties in Boulder to lower energy usage through efficiency upgrades.
More than 60 Colorado climate actions are planned for Saturday, which has been dubbed the 2009 International Day of Climate Action by the grass-roots environmental campaign 350.org.
The acts range from the fairly mundane – ringing of church bells…
The Rocky Mountain West is representing, cowboy boots optional, at the World Wide Views on Global Warming conclave in Copenhagen, Denmark today to give ordinary people a voice in the climate change political process.
School of Mines environmental ethicist Sandy Woodson is huddling with 70 other citizen groups and non-governmental organizations from 45 countries to set the stage for the United Nations’ renegotiation of the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012.