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Copenhagen Climate Conference

Needed After Sandy: A Hurricane Of Social Change

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Suppose we were applying biblical theology to the Frankenstorm of this past week: We might say that God listened to the two major candidates for president of the most powerful nation in the world refusing to say the words "climate change" or "global warming" in speeches and debates.

Yes, Pogo: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is US

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

I am afraid that there will not be a global agreement to check climate heating until it is too late.

How the Cancun Conference Can Succeed With -- or Without -- China

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Yesterday some 15,000 delegates, business leaders, activists and journalists gathered in Cancun to kick off the UN Framework Convention on Climate Cha...

A Ray of Light in China? EPA Administrator Attempts to Defuse Climate Standoff

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which would reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are warming the globe.

Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little Progress on the Policies

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The six-day Tianjin climate talks, which concluded this weekend, made so little progress that some diplomats openly wondered whether continuing the UNFCCC process was even politically worthwhile.

Privatizing Climate Protection: A New Approach to Fighting Global Warming

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Crafting comprehensive carbon emissions laws is maddeningly difficult. Addressing the threat of climate change cannot wait for politicians to agree on all the regulatory details.

Former UN Climate Chief: Emissions Targets and Timetables Are Irrelevant

Devon Swezey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Devon Swezey

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.

China: Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

Although China and Japan are deeply connected trading partners, the Asian giants sit on opposite sides of the climate debate. In spite of their differences, the two countries have a history of climate cooperation.

American-Bashing Misses the Point When Climate Talks Fail

Colin Beavan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Colin Beavan

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.

Fires, Flooding, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

Corbin Hiar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Corbin Hiar

The World Resources Institute recently released updated estimates of the "fast-start" climate mitigation and adaption commitments rich nations made to...

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Richard Reiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Reiss

Our cultural habits still come from an expansionist idea that would suit a civilization that actually has mastered space travel. But in real life we just have this planet.

Firestorm in the Arctic: Al Gore Vindicated on Comments in Copenhagen

Jeff Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Goldstein

If Gore is caught twisting the truth -- even lying -- is it good for sales and readership? Does it matter whether he did or not, because perception is reality today, not truth?

Greenpeace Ad Depicts Old President Obama: I'm Sorry For Not Stopping Climate Change

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A new Greenpeace/ ad depicts President Obama in 2020 as an old man with white hair apologizing for failing to stop global warming. The ad...

Join The Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest

Bradley Whitford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bradley  Whitford

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Copenhagen Deal: Activists React

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Copenhagen (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Friday a "meaningful and unprecedented breakthrough" had been reached among the U.S., China and thr...

Ecuador's Rafael Correa: Copenhagen Climate Hero or Environmental Foe?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

One key figure pressuring the Global North to live up to its responsibilities is Rafael Correa, firebrand president of the small Andean nation of Ecuador.

50,000 Climate Change Protestors March In London For COP15 (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 50,000 people participated in The Wave on Saturday by marching through the streets of London to voice their concerns against climate change....

Copenhagen, Methane Emissions, and the Arctic

Armond Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Armond Cohen

Reducing methane emissions could bring quick results, because its warming lasts only 10 years, while CO2 warming already in place will continue for centuries.

Copenhagen Climate Change Conversation

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Check out the Copenhagen climate talks live through our curated Twitter lists. Do you know a tweeter who's perfect for one of these lists? Email us at...

Meaningful Agreement: Obama Says 'A First Step' Climate Deal Has Been Reached In Copenhagen

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein/Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A 'meaningful agreement' has been reached at the Copenhagen climate change conference, according to U.S. officials. The deal includes China, India, a...

Karl Rove On "O'Reilly" (VIDEO): Bush Was A Green Leader

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Karl Rove, Wall Street Journal columnist and former adviser to George W. Bush, appeared on The O'Reilly Factor to discuss the Copenhagen climate confe...

Richard Wolffe: Obama's Secret Climate Pact

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

It's no coincidence that one day after the White House announced new emissions targets, China followed suit with its own target. The Daily Beast's Ric...

Youth Activist Ruchi Jain On Her Hope For Change

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As a young person in India, Ruchi Jain began to see the effects of global climate change all around her. She talks about farmers in the Himalayas who ...

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Canada Gets Punk'd In Copenhagen: Work Of The Yes Men, Mayhap? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE (5:55 P.M. EST): Huffington Post Green Editor Katherine Goldstein, who is in Copenhagen at the COP15 Climate Change Summit, spoke to Andy Bichl...

In A Frenzied Copenhagen, Crucial Climate Talks Begin | Jonathan Hiskes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Jonathan Hiskes from COPENHAGEN--There was no calm before the storm. At least not over the last few days, not in Copenhagen. The clima...