Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press, 19 January 2010
The 2000-2009 decade was the warmest on record, easily surpassing the previous hottest decade - the 1990s - researchers said Tuesday in a report providing fresh evidence that the planet may be warming at a potentially disastrous rate.
Newsclick, 20 January 2010
Author and activist Betsy Hartmann talks about how the issue of overpopulation is entering the climate change discourse.
Former Special Advisor to the UNFCC secretariat, Mukul Sanwal on the state of the climate change negotiations after Copenhagen.
Democracy Now, 22 December 2009
Nation’s leading climate scientist, James Hansen, who wasn’t at the Copenhagen climate summit explains why he thinks it’s ultimately better for the planet that the talks collapsed.Also Dr. Hansen tells about his new book, Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth about the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity, and much more.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, December 19, 2009
Too many leaders had gathered in Copenhagen to have it end in a complete failure. Though the accord was a face saving device for them, it does retain global warming and climate change as an agenda for all of us in the future. A complete failure might have killed all hope of a future binding agreement. Whether the political statement is only platitudes or will it in future provide any teeth in it to bite, if converted into a legal document, is the big question.
Democracy Now, December 18, 2009
Newsclick Production, 16 December 2009
Dr. R. Ramachandran in conversation with D. Raghunandan discusses the events of The Copenhagen climate summit as proceedings reach the midway point.
The Real News Network
Tens of thousands of protesters marched in Copenhagen and at least 600 were detained.
D. Raghunandan, Newsclick
WHEN Minister for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh speaks, controversy cannot be far behind. But when he spoke in Parliament last week to announce a new Indian stance for the forthcoming Copenhagen climate change conference, namely to unilaterally reduce India's emissions intensity by 20-25 % by 2020, he did so with the full authority of the government.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick
The Copenhagen Conference starts today, with a stark choice facing the world. We either cut global carbon emissions soon, going to near zero by the end of the century or we are on a slippery slope to climate disaster. Even worse, the data shows that we are exceeding the worst-case scenario of the 2006 IPCC Report.