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” . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks End With Canada Leading Race To The Bottom
At COP 18 Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman speaks with Victor Menotti, executive director of IFG
Activists at the Doha COP 18 climate conference point to the US as the biggest obstacle to real action on climate change. During an interview with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, Indian environmentalist, Sunita Narain, described the US . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: New IFG report: ‘Faces Behind a Global Crisis: US Carbon Billionaires and UN Climate Deadlock’
The lead negotiator for the Philippines at the Climate Conference in Doha, Naderev Saño, could not keep back the tears as he made a passionate appeal for real action on climate change. “I appeal to all, please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Despite Pleas In Doha, Our Governments Have Failed Us & Our Children
According to recent reports from the UN Climate Conference in Doha the activities of youth delegates, the press and civil society representatives have been significantly curtailed.
A Common Dreams article quotes an IPS reporter named Stephen Leahy:
For no obvious reason, security at the meeting known as COP 18 is very strict. Worse, . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: COP 18 Doha: Appadurai ban lifted but youth, civil society voices marginalized
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DirtyOilSands.org, tells us that for the first time since taking the position of Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent has agreed to meet with climate organizers. “Over the past year, Kent has met with the oil lobbyist 48 times, and so this may be our one shot to even things out. But we can’t . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: COP18: Canada’s Climate Fail Or Climate Legacy?
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 m… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Doha Climate Talks: Fiddling While Planet Burns
Yes, it’s the annual UN Climate negotiations, which means that it’s time for Canada to start receiving its Fossil awards. This comes as no surprise to any Canadians who pay attention to what our current federal government is up to in Otta… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Fossils In Harper Government Recognized In Doha
This week on Earthgauge Radio, we’re talking about climate change and the protection of Canadian waterways. I have 3 features on the program today: Radio EcoShock‘s broadcast of a speech by the top U.K. climate scientist Kevin Anderson of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research My interview with John Bennett, Executive Director of the Sierra Club of […] . . . → Read More: Earthgauge Radio: Earthgauge Radio November 29, 2012: international climate science, Ottawa climate politics, and the growing movement to protect Canada’s waterways
http://ylcatcop18.wordpress.com/I was a member of the first YLC team to go to a COP meeting, attending the COP 15 in Copenhagen. I’m very happy to see the YLC continue to be committed to sending delegates as part of the International Federation of Libe… . . . → Read More: The Liberal Scarf: Follow the Young Liberals of Canada ground team at the COP 18 UN Climate Change Conference!
As the COP 18 climate talks continue in Doha this week, this video is a good reminder of why Canada has been the winner of Consecutive Fossil of the Year Awards from 2006 – present. Fossil Of The Year awards go to “the country who has done … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Canada’s Ethical Oil – Why Stop There?
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 prob… . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: The History of Climate Negotiations In 83 Seconds