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Ex-U.N. Climate Chief Says Talks Are Rudderless

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 02.03.2012 | Green

DURBAN, South Africa — Yvo de Boer said he left his job as the U.N.'s top climate official in frustration 18 months ago, believing the process o...

Former UN Climate Chief Is Wrong, Strong CO2 Targets Are Essential

Jamie Henn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

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.

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.

Weekly Mulch: BP Oil Spill Stalls Climate Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger "There's a dead dolphin on this beach," Mother Jones' Mac McClelland, wrote yesterday in Louisiana. It's one...

Climate Deal Not Expected Until End Of 2011, UN Official Says

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — A new legal agreement committing nations around the world to curb greenhouse gas emissions is unlikely to be completed before the en...

Let's get amoebic: The charitable slime mold as a model for facing climate change

Jamil Zaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jamil Zaki

A dirty, but heroic protozoan might be able to revamp our hopes in climate reform. But first, let's talk about viruses and a very Y2K view of our own...

Yvo de Boer: Climate Change Treaty Unlikely This Year

AP | JIM GOMEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BALI, Indonesia — Industrialized and developing countries are not likely to reach a treaty this year on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, which ...

Weekly Mulch: Nuclear Plants will go up in Georgia

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger If you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines ...

Yvo de Boer, UN Climate Chief, Resigns To Work For KPMG

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

AMSTERDAM — The sharp-tongued U.N. official who shepherded troubled climate talks for nearly four years announced his resignation Thursday, leav...

Cautious Optimism for Copenhagen Deal as Barcelona Climate Talks End

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

The mood was markedly improved on the final day of the Barcelona climate talks, as delegates, observers and non-governmental organizations all brushed off the pessimism.

Eugene Mirman Asks Pressing Questions For CNN/YouTube Climate Change Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Comedian Eugene Mirman, as part of his coverage for Grist, submitted questions for today's CNN/YouTube climate change debate. His questions didn't get...

Climate Deal Sealed. Sort Of.

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

A deal of sort has been sealed in Copenhagen. At 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference officially came to a close.

Road to Copenhagen: Waiting for America

Ben Jervey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Jervey

After European leaders laid out their first finance proposal on Friday, pressure is on the States to make a formal offer. We'll soon find out whether the White House is comfortable stepping in front of Congress on the critical issue of finance.

All Or Nothing: A Look At The Copenhagen Endgame

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

By Geoffrey Lean, from Well, here we are at last. After two years of largely fruitless negotiations, the real bargaining on the terms of ...

Politicians Can Count on Popular Despair After Copenhagen

Sanjay Khanna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sanjay Khanna

The possibility that a climate agreement won't be reached is increasingly becoming a reality. For society, the failure could be much more dire than just melting ice caps.

UN Climate Chief: Climate Treaty Draft Represents "Significant" Progress

AP | ARTHUR MAX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BONN, Germany — Negotiators from 181 countries began work on the first draft of a new global warming treaty Monday, calling it a good beginning ...

Solar Car Ends Trip Around The World At Climate Talk Site

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

POZNAN, Poland — If a solar-powered car can drive 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers) around the globe without using a drop of oil, perhaps it can ...