Doha Climate Summit Ends With No New CO2 Cuts or Funding – December 10, 2012
The Doha Climate Gateway creates a second phase of the Kyoto Protocol to cut emissions by industrialized nations but does not set new targets
DOHA, Qatar — The United Nations climate talks in Doha went a full extra 24 hours and ended without increased cuts in fossil fuel emissions and without financial commitments between 2013 and 2015.
“This an incredibly weak deal,” said Samantha Smith representing the Climate Action Network, a coalition of more than 700 civil society organizations.
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“Governments came here with no mandate for action,” Smith said in a press scrum moments after the meeting known as COP 18 ended and… more
by: Stephen Leahy
Fossil Fuel Lobby in the Driver’s Seat at Doha – November 30, 2012
New report shows global warming can be kept well under two degrees C as long as fossil fuels remain underground
Doha, Qatar — A new scientific report shows that global warming can be kept well under two degrees C, but only if most of the known deposits of coal, oil and gas remain in the ground.
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The problem is no country is doing anywhere near enough to keep fossil fuels in the ground, according to the Climate Action Tracker released Friday on the sidelines of the U.N. climate change negotiations here in Doha, Qatar.… more
by: Stephen Leahy
Blame Canada – May 30, 2012
The Country Has Become a Petro-State, Happily Drilling for Profits as the World Warms
What has happened to Canada? To the dismay of many Canadians, a country with an international reputation for its relatively progressive environmental policies (at least compared to the United States) is rushing headlong to dig up all the oil, gas, and coal it can. The country’s leaders can scarcely muster the effort to pretend to want to limit greenhouse gas emissions. And the Canadian media has largely gone along with the program. Put it all together, and you have a country that has become a full-blown petro state.
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