From Life-Support to Life-Line

December 13, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

So the car crash somehow didn’t happen. Somehow the groundhog talks managed to conjure up a deal in the last twenty four hours. A diplomatic rabbit was pulled by the Mexican hosts out of the hat. It is a deal of sorts, that keeps the show on the road, at least for now.  “Confidence is … Read More

Zombies, Car-Crashes and Life-Support..

December 10, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

It’s the last day at the Goundhog talks in Cancun and its going to be a late-nighter, that’s for sure. But whether anything meaningful comes from the Summit remains to be seen. This year’s summit was all about just keeping the talks on the road, not about radical deals, but even that limited goal seems … Read More

Global Climate Fund In, World Bank Out

December 8, 2010By Elizabeth BastBlog Post, Featured

With only a few days to go in the UN climate talks in Cancún, many questions remain on the outcomes, including on one of the most important issues currently on the table – climate finance. Finance in the context of the climate talks refers to funding for developing countries to address climate needs – financing … Read More

“Yet another red flag being raised”

December 7, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

The latest from the Groundhog Summit. As the politicians pontificate, the science gets more scary. Today UNEP – the United Nations Environment Programme – will release the results of its latest research into the effects of climate change on glaciers from around the world. As UNEP says: “There is increasing concern about the effects of … Read More

“Gracias Por Nada” Canada

December 6, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

So its week two at the climate talks, when the heavyweights begin to arrive. Over the next few days, environment ministers, Prime Ministers and Presidents will all head to the Mexican resort of Cancun. Due to arrive tomorrow is Albertan Environment Minister, Rob Renner, who will be greeted by a sarcastic “muchas gracias” newspaper adverts. … Read More

Cancun: A Groundhog Summit

December 3, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

So 2010 will almost certainly rank as one of the three warmest years since temperature records began in 1850, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The final ranking for 2010 will not become clear until November and December data are available in early 2011, but November global temperatures are similar to those observed in … Read More

BP says to Cancun: Invest in the tar sands

November 30, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

Timing, as I have pointed out in this blog before, is everything. Day two of the Cancun climate summit and you would have thought that politicians and companies would be tripping over themselves to portray themselves as clean and green. But not BP. The oil giant is off-loading assets left, right and centre. Just days … Read More

World is Still Warming

November 26, 2010By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

According to a new report by one of the world’s leading authorities on climate change, the UK Met Office, the world has warmed more rapidly than previously thought over the past decade. The report also finds evidence that man-made climate change has grown even stronger over the last year. This means that this year is … Read More