A €30 Million Joke

January 21, 2011By Andy RowellBlog Post, Featured

For a long time the concept of carbon trading has had its critics. The primary one is that trading carbon does not really get rid of the problem: the emissions of carbon dioxide. It merely changes pollution into a commodity that can be traded. As the NGO Carbontrade Watch argues: “Carbon offsets allow companies and … Read More

Flawed Talks Must Fail, Says Hansen

December 3, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 2 Comments

The pseudo garbage that constitutes the British Daily Express newspaper yesterday ran a headline saying climate change was a con to put up taxes Quoting yet another climate sceptic the Express served up a disservice to journalism, by completely manipulating the climate debate. Suddenly sceptics are appearing out of the wood-work left, right and centre, … Read More

The Angry Mermaid Strikes Back

November 16, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

All the news reports this morning are that a deal at Copenhagen is dead. Barack Obama has said that we had run out of time to secure a deal in December. This will please the corporate lobbyists no end.  The longer they can delay action on climate the better. But now Copenhagen’s iconic mermaid is … Read More

Lukewarm Response to “Centrist” Clean Energy Bill

April 1, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

As President Obama has breakfast with Prime Minister Gordon Brown,  and demonstrators start taking to the streets to protest at the G20, we should not forget the events of yesterday. Congressman Henry Waxman and Ed Markey released a discussion draft of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 – a massive 648-tome that … Read More

G20 Meeting Starts on Fossil Fools Day….

March 31, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

So tomorrow is Fossil Fools day – and as it is the start of the G20 meeting in London, there will be lots of protests happening against the current economic meltdown, with people demanding radical action from the G20 leaders. First off will be four simultaneous marches, led by effigies of the four horsemen of … Read More

Rich Should “Pay Poor to Cut Carbon”

August 22, 2007By Andy RowellBlog Post

Rich nations should be absolved from the need to cut emissions if they pay developing countries to do it on their behalf, a senior UN official has said. The controversial suggestion from Yvo de Boer, head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), has angered environmental groups. They say climate change will not … Read More