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Would more science reporting lead to better climate policy?

Posted on November 15th by Tom Yulsman. 42
Despite the findings of a new report, I wouldn't bet on it UPDATE 10/16/10: I've added some comments from Judith Curry, a scientist at Georgia Tech and author of ...

China’s plan?: Burn coal to make renewables for us

Posted on December 24th by Tom Yulsman. 9
A coal-fired power plant in China It is becoming clearer that the Copenhagen talks failed because of China's intransigence. Here's an eyewitness account from Mark Lynas, a freelance writer ...

Another view on Copenhagen

Posted on December 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
Jeremy Symons, the Senior Vice President of the National Wildlife Federation, has put an optimistic spin on the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks to reach agreement among all ...

Unchopping a tree

Posted on December 19th by Tom Yulsman.
Maya Lin - Unchopping a Tree from What is Missing? Foundation on Vimeo. This remarkable video by artist Maya Lin dramatizes in a way that no written story ...

Copenhagen collapse: not even a deforestation deal

Posted on December 19th by Tom Yulsman. %
This forest in southern Mexico was burned to clear land for planting crops. (Photo source: Wikimedia Commons) Even as efforts to reach an overall deal to reduce global ...

Chutzpah in Copenhagen II

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Here's a report from NTV Kenya on the last day of the Copenhagen climate talks — foreshadowing the anger now being expressed by some developing nations at the non-binding political ...

Chutzpah in Copenhagen

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman. 2
President Obama talks with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during a meeting in Copenhagen. It looks like it took some chutzpah on the part of President Obama to get ...

What works?

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
Ben Hale has written this worthwhile response, titled "What Works," to my post yesterday about the scary video from the Alliance of Small Island States. The reason ...

Copenhagen won’t prevent dangerous climatic change? Abracadabra!

Posted on December 17th by Tom Yulsman. %
The text above is a snapshot of part of a leaked confidential U.N. analysis suggesting that even if a major agreement is reached in Copenhagen it will not be ...

Does this work?

Posted on December 16th by Tom Yulsman. 4
Ben Hale posted a link to this video at his blog, Cruel Mistress, under the headline "Gaia's Fever." It appears to be from the Alliance of Small Island States, ...

Covering climate change — radio interview on KGNU

Posted on December 16th by Tom Yulsman.
KGNU radio here in Boulder has focused quite a bit on Copenhagen, devoting a segment every day to interviews with local scientists, activists and others. On Wednesday it ...

Climate talks grind to a halt

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
The demonstrations and arrests in Copenhagen raise the question of whether the conference is more theater than substance. With China, India and other developing nations boycotting the climate talks in ...

From the streets of Copenhagen, courtesy of Andrew Revkin

Posted on December 12th by Tom Yulsman. %
Also, check out this animation of how the oldest, thickest sea ice has been flushed out of the Arctic Ocean: