Saturday October 31st 2009, 9:11 PMAs the December climate change meetings in Copenhagen loom ever closer we are being barraged by warnings that urgent action must be taken to mitigate global warming and therefore governments must formalise their energy policies to do so in the very near future. While this viewpoint may be entirely correct, there is an obvious danger that too much hurrying might lead to bad choices. A case in ... [News Source]
Climate change at a nuclear crossroads (Bangkok Post – Thailand’s English news)
Maldives president leads the charge against climate change.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMThe Maldives Islands in the Indian Ocean could disappear by the end of the century from rising sea levels due to global warming. Newly-elected President Mohamed Nasheed has therefore set himself the task of holding back the tide of climate change. [News Source]
Copenhagen heads for a crash.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMShe was once celebrated as the "Climate Chancellor" and seen as an important global campaigner for the environment. Now it appears that it is Angela Merkel, of all people, who is dealing a death blow to international climate deals -- by navigating a shortsighted course within the European Union. [News Source]
What lies beneath the rainforest.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMYou want the Amazon to survive? Then pay us not to pump the oil, says Ecuador. [News Source]
South Korea invests big in green industry — or does it?
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMStill six years away from mass production, the hydrogen-powered Borrego is a poster child for the South Korean government's splashy new plans to build its economic future on green foundations. Some question just how green the growth will be. [News Source]
How do we live with a warmer planet?
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMEven if we develop all the renewable energy we need, Earth will still warm more than it has in the history of mankind. A look at how governments and businesses are planning to adapt to these radical changes. Fourth of four parts [News Source]
Bridging the generation gap.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMThe rapid march of climate change up the global agenda has prompted a new, and often poignant, conversation between the generations: Do the first beneficiaries of wonders developed in the past century have the means - or the will - to help descendants with the consequences? [News Source]
EU puts €100bn-a-year price on tackling climate change.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMEuropean leaders agreed for the first time today that the price tag for tackling global warming would amount to €100bn (£89bn) a year by 2020, up to half of which would need to come from taxpayers' money in the developed world. [News Source]
W. Virginia pilot project to pump CO2 waste underground.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMIf the project works, it could pave the way for larger tests of technology for carbon capture and storage—a process that most energy experts see as the only way for coal to survive limits on greenhouse gas emissions. [News Source]
German energy giants eager for U.S. green transformation.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMMany climate change activists have been disappointed with President Barack Obama so far. But German energy giants are ecstatic. With U.S. money flowing into alternative energies, companies from this side of the Atlantic are eager to get their share. [News Source]
Climate bill puts Kerry in spotlight.
Saturday October 31st 2009, 10:00 AMThe fate of President Barack Obama's climate change plans may rest in the hands of Sen. Barbara Boxer, but these days the California Democrat is leaving most of the heavy lifting to someone else. [News Source]