350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks End With Canada Leading Race To The Bottom

So, COP18 in Doha has ended with a whimper not a bang – quelle surprise! Seems like greed is still trumping common sense and compassion for our children and those living on the edge in the world right now. While Doha did win recognition for poorer nations of the “loss and damage from climate change” ...

Chris Tindal: A climate negotiator’s tearful plea

The world’s most poor and vulnerable nations experience climate change as a present reality, while we tend to talk about it as a future abstraction. They’re already suffering, but can’t do much about it. We could do something about it, but we’re not yet suffering. I became aware of that distinction in Copenhagen during the COP15 climate ...

350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks: Fiddling While Planet Burns

It’s a plus 2 Celsius December day in northern Ontario, 11 degrees warmer than the average high for this day. The UN Climate talks in Doha Qatar continue for the rest of this week, not that you would know that they were going on if you read the mainstream Canadian media. They are missing in ...

350 or bust: The History of Climate Negotiations In 83 Seconds

While the east coast of the U.S. continues to deal with the impacts of Frankenstorm Sandy, and the global food prices rise because of a climate destabilized by our carbon pollution, and the poorest of the poor who have done the least to cause this problem continue to pay the highest price, the world’s political ...