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Things added in December, 2009

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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 ...

What cosmology teaches us about the environment

Posted on December 21st by Tom Yulsman.
Click on the video above and it will take you on a simulated journey from the high peaks of the Himalayas out into space, past the outer edge of our ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Heating up

Posted on December 18th by Tom Yulsman.
As the the map above illustrates, from September to November, the Earth overall was considerably warmer than the 1961-1990 base period. But there were three exceptions: parts of ...
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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 ...

An excellent round-up of Climategate

Posted on December 17th by Tom Yulsman. 2
Zeke Hausfather has written an excellent round-up of the CRU email controversy for the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. He identifies  five major issues raised by the ...

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, ...
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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 ...

Newspaper science reporting: ‘Basically going out of existence”

Posted on December 14th by Tom Yulsman. %
Science writing is dying at American newspapers. But David Perlman, a 90-year-old science writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, is still going strong. Right before the news of Andrew Revkin's ...

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 ...