A Big Agenda, but Small Hope

June 2, 2008By Andy RowellBlog Post

Climate change experts from around the world will get their first chance this week to discuss the nuts and bolts of the new global warming agreement designed to take effect after 2012, that was hammered out in Bali last December. In Bonn, “the real work is now only beginning,” says Yvo de Boer, the United … Read More

The Day After….

December 18, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

(Bali, Dec. 16) A day after the dramatic ending of the Bali climate talks, many are wondering if the result was indeed best outcome possible given the circumstances. The US was brought back to the fold, but at the cost of excising from the final document–the so-called Bali Roadmap–any reference to the need for a … Read More

But Its Groundhog Day Again

December 14, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

What a surprise. Same conference, different day, same story, and same villain. Heard it all before? Yes. The US stands accused of trying to derail the Bali talks. Again. With just one day left of the 14-day talks between representatives from more than 180 countries in Bali, it looks increasingly likely that no agreement will … Read More

Reasons to Act 2: Coral Reefs Will Die Before 2050

December 14, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

The majority of the world’s coral reefs are in danger of being killed off by rising levels of greenhouse gases, scientists have warned. Researchers from Britain, the US and Australia, working with teams from the UN and the World Bank, voiced their concerns after a study revealed 98% of the world’s reef habitats are likely … Read More

Reasons to Act 1: Decade Hottest on Record

December 14, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

This decade looks set to be the hottest on record and this year is almost certain to be the seventh warmest worldwide since 1850. Eight years in the past decade are in the world’s ten hottest, according to Met Office statistics released to coincide with Bali conference. In the UK 2007 is expected to be … Read More

The Greenhouse Groundhog Day..

December 13, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

Its the greenhouse Groundhog day, again. How often has America prevented progress over international agreements on climate change? The US is trying to remove a reference to 25-40% cuts in carbon pollution by 2020 for developed countries, which remained in the draft roadmap released by the UN yesterday.

Bali: Hot Air and Hypocrisy ..

December 13, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Great analysis on the Bali conference from Charles Clover, the environment correspondent from the UK right-wing Telegraph, which we reprint in full: “As an exhibition of hypocrisy, the UN climate change conference in Bali takes some beating. The Indonesian President Yudhoyono is there, playing delegates the video of a song he wrote about saving the … Read More