Much of the debate coming into Cancún has been on the future of the Kyoto Protocol, which was negotiated back in 1997 and features emissions-reduction commitments from developed countries. The problem: 1997 is hardly still relevant to the 2010 talks.
Archive for November, 2010
Here’s what’s happening at COP 16 on the morning of November 30.
Duncan Marsh, director of international climate policy for The Nature Conservancy, discusses the need for leadership headed into the UN climate change conference in Cancún, Mexico.
While the US is focused like a laser on online shopping deals (here’s an obligatory plug for Green Gift Monday), much of the rest of the world is focused on the United Nations Climate Change Conference, better known as COP16 which gets underway in Cancun, Mexico today. To help keep up with the proceedings over [...]
This year’s United Nations climate conference in Cancún, Mexico is about getting a few base hits to restore confidence in the international negotiating process on climate change, rather than swinging for the bleachers.
Along the shores of Long Island, the most populous coast in the nation, The Nature Conservancy is working to improve the health of the wetlands — the first line of defense against sea-level rise.
Mexico is taking the opportunity of hosting the UN climate talks from November 29 to December 10 to show how its government and people are preparing for climate change.
More than twice as many families in the United States use fake trees as real ones. Beyond the losses to family interactions and local economies, this situation is bad for our climate.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we wanted to reflect on what the traditional Thanksgiving meal can teach us about the right food choices for the environment, and for our health and happiness. Here are three tips:
From the Chevy Vega to the Chevy Volt, fuel economy standards have changed little — until now.
The Chevy Volt is exactly the type of innovation we need to see across the U.S. transportation, energy, and industrial sectors to reduce our national carbon footprint.
Terrorism and climate change are perhaps the two greatest issues of our time with highly unpredictable outcomes. So why can we do something about one but not the other?
U.S. President Barack Obama visited Indonesia this week. Although he saw a country covered with lush, tropical peat forests, the real story is that the country’s forests aren’t what they used to be.
If Americans were graded on their knowledge of climate change, just over half would fail and another 40 percent would get a “C” or “D,” according to a recent study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication.
A reader is planning to retire in Florida, but first wants to know what the climate change impacts could be in that state. Our scientists give her some information that could help her decide where NOT to move.
Last night’s election was a huge victory as voters spoke out in support of taking action on climate change.
Frankly, I think it is late to start investing in adaptation. Nature has already decided for us, and we are already paying.