Monthly Archives: December 2009

Video: Al Gore Rap Battles Lord Monckton in Copenhagen Climate Collapse

December 20, 2009
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There’s a lot of emails going around about what to do since the COP15 climate talks produced little more than an agreement-to-agree about nothing in particular. I’ll be adding my 2 cents in the coming days and weeks. Right now, I’m looking for something to lift my spirits, because I feel for the Earth, and…

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President Obama Delivers Too Little-Too Late Speech at COP15

December 18, 2009
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After weeks of speculation and days of demonstration in Copenhagen over what the developing nations and NGO’s have been saying was our last, best shot to get a “real deal” for climate change reform — a deal that would help cut global greenhouse gas emissions by enough to turn back the tides, literally saving island…

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Oxfam Experts Contribute to Live Stream from COP15

December 18, 2009
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Copenhagen, Dec. 18, 2009. Today is the last day of the COP15 climate summit and Oxfam GB has created the following Experts Live Blog– think of it as a twitter stream for the well informed. The live blog will run through the day and feature policy experts posting and trying to make sense of today’s…

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Huff Post: Uncomfortable Tension Builds at Copenhagen Summit

December 17, 2009
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Huff Post: Uncomfortable Tension Builds at Copenhagen Summit

There’s an article in the Huffington Post today about the problems, logistical and otherwise, resulting in NGO’s and other delegates being shut out of the Bella Center in Copenhagen even with proper credentials. I am here at COP15 and think I speak for a lot of NGO delegates and bloggers shut out of the Bella…

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Who is to Blame for the Logistical Nightmare at COP15? And Really, Who Cares?

December 17, 2009
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Copenhagen, Dec. 17, 2009. I’ve been at COP15 since Thursday last week and there’s a lot to be said about the logistical nightmare that is happening here. When I got here I had a letter of assignment from CBS Smart Planet, but the media accreditation process had already been suspended. At the media registration desk…

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National Center for Public Policy Research Distributes Bogus Bubble Gum – Stunt Backfires

December 15, 2009
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Copenhagen, Dec. 15, 2009 – In a clever stunt today at the COP15 climate summit, The National Center for Public Policy Research distributed bubble gum balls today bearing the warning: “Carbon Credit Gum: World’s Biggest Bubble” in an effort to curb enthusiasm for the creation of a carbon market in the United States. “This colorful…

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Mayors Launch their Copenhagen Climate Summit

December 15, 2009
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Mayors Launch their Copenhagen Climate Summit

Copenhagen, Dec. 15, 2009 – Today, more than 80 mayors from all over the world launched the Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors with an opening press conference. The overall message from the Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors is “Cities act.” It was emphasized at the press conference that cities are not only planning to reduce…

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Joint Letter to Canadian PM Harper Urges Action in Wake of Considerable Criticism of Canada at COP15

December 15, 2009
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Copenhagen, Dec. 15, 2009 – President Mikhail Gorbachev and The Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell have joined prominent business leaders, scientists and artists in a joint letter delivered today, calling on Prime Minister Harper to “dispel perceptions of defeatism” and to “rally the Canadian people” toward a clean energy economy. The letter’s authors point to the…

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Exclusive Video Interview with Core Negotiator from Nigerian Delegation on the Trouble at COP15 and Potential Breakdown of Climate Talks

December 14, 2009
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I heard the negotiations weren’t going well today and the African and developing nations walked out of the climate talks at COP15. As I was at the Bella Center at the time, I made my way into the Nigerian delegation’s offices where I was fortunate enough to secure this exclusive interview with Felix B. Dayo,…

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Video: Inside COP15 Negotiations Threaten to Break Down as African and Developing Countries Walk Out of Climate Talks

December 14, 2009
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Today was an extraordinary and dramatic day at COP15, the United Nations Frameworks Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition to a fake press release issued supposedly from the Canadian government, the African and developing nations threatened to walk out of the talks today due to a breakdown in the structure…

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