‘Climate capitalism’ won at Cancun – everyone else loses
Positive spin about the global climate summit in Cancun is based on reaching international consensus and establishing instruments to manage the crisis using market-based strategies – even though these are ‘failing everywhere they have been tried’. Looking ‘soberly at what was needed to reverse current warming and what was actually delivered, negotiators in Cancun ‘failed by any reasonable measure,’ Patrick Bond writes from Mexico.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10606.
Hansen finds US presents greatest wall to halting global warming
James Hansen – the NASA scientist widely (if misleadingly) credited with “discovering” global warming – has returned to the theme from which he is rarely absent. Burning fossil fuels, in particular coal, is killing the planet, he says.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10603.
EU Coal Nations Win Fight For Subsidies To 2018
Germany and other European coal-mining nations secured an extension of coal subsidies until 2018 after a months-long battle against environmentalists.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10604.
How it all ends
“While we debate whether humans can really change the climate or not we are at the same time running the experiment”.
See video at http://www.eco-tube.com/v/GAIA/How_it_all_ends.aspx.