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Copenhagen and Climate Change

The people of the world continue to grapple with the question of how best to combat climate change

  • November 30, 2009

Draft text of new "Copenhagen Accord"

Here is the latest draft text of the "Copenhagen Accord" put forward on December 18 by the U.S., China, India and South Africa, among other countries, at the climate summit in the Danish capital.

December 18, 2009 — David Biello

Climate change cover-up? You better believe it

Was Sen. James Inhofe right when he declared 2009 the year of the climate contrarian? A slew of emails stolen from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit highlight definite character flaws among some climate scientists—including an embarrassing attempt to delete emails that discussed the most recent report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change—while also exposing what looks like a failure of scientists to acknowledge a halt to global warming in the past decade.

November 24, 2009 — David Biello

Lonely senator says Copenhagen necessary for climate action in U.S.

COPENHAGEN—Not a lot of U.S. Senators will make the trek to the United Nations' climate summit here—a delegation led by California Sen. Barbara Boxer will stay home to focus on the ongoing health care debate while arch-contrarian Senator James Inhofe (R–Okla.) stopped in but briefly.

December 16, 2009 — David Biello

Accord of Sorts in Copenhagen

Working late into the night, negotiators from the world's nations agreed in principle to attempt to limit the global postindustrial temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. Steve Mirsky reports, with Christina Reed in Copenhagen

December 19, 2009

The Future of Alternative Energy

Geothermal, solar thermal, and even nuclear power could provide alternatives to today's carbon-based fuel sources

February 18, 2009

The Future of Nuclear Power

The U.S.--and the world--is gearing up to build a potentially massive fleet of new nuclear reactors, in part to fight climate change. But can nuclear power handle the load?

January 26, 2009

Is birth control the answer to environmental ills?

Population growth, now at roughly 78 million extra people per year, is the don't-go-there zone of modern environmentalism and political discourse.

But let's go there for the moment: The biodiversity crisis.

September 23, 2009 — David Biello

Carbon Offsets: Fact or Fiction?

Everyone from motorists to television producers are buying offsets to save the climate. But do they work? David Biello reports

March 5, 2009
Making Carbon Markets Work

Making Carbon Markets Work

Limiting climate change without damaging the world economy depends on stronger and smarter market signals to regulate carbon dioxide
* Supplement: Extended version

December 1, 2007 — David G. Victor and Danny Cullenward

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