“We are getting close to midnight”

December 14, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

So the second week begins and it’s not looking good at all. The Times newspaper reports that key decisions could be delayed for up to six years if the Copenhagen summit delivers a compromise deal. The paper says that world leaders might only agree to reviewing cuts in 2015 or 2016.

Hypocrisy and Contradictions at the COP

December 10, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

Oh the hypocrisy. Today is the day that President Obama receives the Nobel Peace Prize, with many arguing that he is yet to bring peace. Today is also the day that Obama’s Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar will address the Copenhagen conference hours after approving oil giant Shell’s highly controversial plans to drill for oil off … Read More

Republican Outrage at EPA Move to Regulate CO2

December 8, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Talk about sending mixed messages to the Copenhagen talks. Yesterday, Steve blogged about how one Obama government agency – the Import -Export Bank had approved $3 billion for an Exxon gas project. The move was a clear sop to the fossil fuel industry. Hours later, the Obama Administration said it would regulate greenhouse gases, a … Read More

“The time is up”

December 7, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

So the countdown has ended. The Summit has finally started. An estimated 15,000 official delegates are in Copenhagen for what is being billed as a make or break Summit. UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer (pictured), has just held a pre-conference press briefing where he stated: “Well the time is up. Over the next two … Read More

Gore Lambasts Copenhagen Targets Too

December 4, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post

A day after being lambasted by Jim Hansen for compromising over climate change, veteran climate change campaigner Al Gore has also criticised the current CO2 targets as being way too soft. Gore has said that anything agreed at Copenhagen can only be the first step towards much tougher CO2 targets. “Even a final treaty will … 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

EU Stance on Climate Undermined by its Dirty Bank

December 2, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

On the eve of the Copenhagen Summit, the EU’s attempts to portray themselves as leading the international effort to reduce carbon dioxide have been shown to be completely hypocritical by a new report. Despite the promises by the EU’s politicians to lead on climate change, the EU’s own bank continues to invest heavily in fossil … Read More

10% of Population Will be Affected by Sea-Level Rise

December 1, 2009By Andy RowellBlog Post 1 Comment

Only a week to go and the climate sceptics seem to be popping up everywhere, trying to undermine the Copenhagen conference. But what they can’t stop is the damning new credible scientific evidence that is being produced. One such study is from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). The SCAR study was undertaken by … Read More