Sure, it's going to be tough to push countries like the US to take action, but letting them off the hook guarantees failure. De Boer may be tired of pushing countries to raise their ambition, but we're just getting started.
De Boer's about-face is a stark admission of the inefficacy of the UNFCCC framework that has governed global action on climate change for nearly two decades.
The goal of the day is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: if we can get to work, you can get to work too.
The problem is not the "American" way of life. It is that the way of life in the United States is largely under the control of corporations.
The first thing you notice as you fly into Copenhagen, where I recently made a speech, is the ring of wind turbines surrounding the city. I guess that...
Wouldn't it be horrible if all this stunning, irrefutable evidence -- death, floods, heat waves, the worst this and the most violent that in 1,000 years -- were some sort of surefire sign that we have amplified the imminent implosion of this planet?
Bonn, Germany -- Already at the last UNFCCC meeting in June, the majority of nations -- aside from airing their grievances over how the negotiating pr...
The Senate shelved climate legislation, making it unlikely that it will be passed this year. The subject has been the source of considerable concern and conversation here at the UNFCCC climate talks.
Congress's failure to act on global climate change was one of the reasons the diplomatic atmosphere was so chilly last year in Copenhagen. Now, Congress has chilled the atmosphere again.
The UNFCCC organizing meeting kicked off in Bonn, Germany as representatives from the 178 governments gathered to hammer out differences and draw up a draft text in preparation for the COP 16.
Both Clinton's health-care reform experience and today's cap-and-trade defeat contain lessons for the next energy reform effort.
Our leaders' allegiance to the mythical god of growth trumps their concern over the proven chemistry and physics of global climate change.
Steve was one of the world's foremost experts on climate science, and a key member of the IPCC. More than that, Steve knew how to communicate, and he was not afraid to do it.
The campaign against Alberta's oil sands escalated last week by a group calling itself Corporate Ethics International which is neither international nor ethical.
The key House subcommittee is expected to take up this funding this week, so let's hope that they do the right thing and vote yes in support of this critical funding.
It's happening, all around us, in subtle and significant ways. An Economy of Integrity is taking shape, built brick by brick, inch by inch, minute by minute. Ordinary people are choosing to forgo a lifestyle of consumption.