In a perfect world, we would have free press that report objective and fair news. We are also told that western developed countries are responsible in their dealing with global issues, especially one as important as climate change. However, if you think there is no invisible hand behind what is selected to be reported by press, privately or government held, think again. … [Read more...] about United Nations Climate Change Conference, Warsaw 2013
Climate change is real, and as Laura Tam, the lead author of the just published San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) Report, "Climate change hits home" (PDF), says, it is too late to prevent it entirely, but local communities can still do their part. Her report recommends 30 strategies to mitigate. "Although we must do everything in our power to slow … [Read more...] about A call in joining hands to fight climate change
Many in the West have tried to coax China to act more "responsibly." But is it possible for China to ever act "responsibly"? I don't think so - not because China is inherently not "responsible," but because an "irresponsible" China is born out of the imagination of an insecure West. In this atmosphere, the only way for the West to deem China to be "responsible" is for China to … [Read more...] about Is it Ever Possible for the West to See a “Responsible” China?
The United Nations Environment Programme and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) recently reported "Global Trends in Green Energy 2009: New Power Capacity from Renewable Sources Tops Fossil Fuels," and one of the highlights it gave was: Growth of wind power in China a key feature of 2009 There are a number of interesting facts about China and the … [Read more...] about United Nations Environment Programme: China #1 in adding renewable energy, more than any other country
Apparently, after much drama, intrigue, and sleepless nights, we have some sort of agreement at Copenhagen. We'll probably get the text of the Copenhagen Agreement soon. But I think the gist of it is as follows: … [Read more...] about Copenhagen Agreement