Jonathan Hiskes said: "No, it's your fault"...Corporate responsibility at its oiliest
Lisa Hymas said: A review of 100 research papers by the U.K. Met Office says it's becoming clearer that human activities are causing climate change
Lisa Hymas said: Back off, G20 and MEF!
Ashley Braun said: Copenhagen was the climate conference to end all climate conferences
Ashley Braun said: Who's to blame for Copenfailure? Everyone's got an opinion
I know we Greens are partial to hyperbole. We use language as a bludgeon to direct attention to the crisis we are facing, and you will hear much more of it in the coming days and weeks. But, really, it is no exaggeration to describe the outcome of Copenhagen as a historic failure that will live in infamy. In a single day, in a single space, a spectacle was played out in front of a disbelieving audience of people who have read and understood the stark warnings of humanity's greatest scientific minds. And what they witnessed was nothing less than the very worst instincts of our species articulated by the most powerful men who ever lived.
The nature of the climate change deal finally hammered out yesterday is a bitter disappointment to many, but if the world can acknowledge what went wrong at Copenhagen and learn from it, then we can still step back from the brink of disaster
THE AGREEMENT reached in Copenhagen late yesterday among several world leaders is better than a total collapse of the talks, but it still delays any binding international treaty on emission limits until after 2010. At a time when climate scientists are warning that ice caps are melting and sea levels are rising faster than previously expected, this postponement of solid international commitments bodes ill for the countries most vulnerable to global warming. It also deepens the difficulty of keeping the planet's temperature increase from exceeding the danger threshold of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above the current average.