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Sustainable Energy For All

We are under 6 weeks away from Rio+20, a major global confab dedicated to sustainable development. Access to energy is one important part of the debate we will have in Rio.

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‘Island President’ Sheds Harsh New Light On Copenhagen Accord

A new film by acclaimed documentarian Jon Shenk provides a new window into the historic negotiations and many new reasons to second-guess the logic that led to the Copenhagen Accord.

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Map of the Day, Earth Day Edition: Epic Drought in USA

Perhaps the most dramatic example of climate change affecting the health, wealth and prosperity of a rich country is the epic drought in some parts of the United States, particularly the South West and South East.

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Quick Programming Note: Ban Ki Moon Speech on Sustainable Energy for All

I will be at this cool looking event in which Ban Ki Moon is giving a keynote. This is the kind of thing that will lend itself to some live-tweeting, so check out @marklgoldberg and @undispatch for updates from the event.

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What the UNFCCC’s Christiana Figueres is Looking to Get Out of Rio+20

I had the opportunity to speak with the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Christina Figures about her expectations for Rio+20. She says it’s all about the Big Picture.

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Using Oral History to Track Climate Change in the American West

A Native American geologist uses memories of tribal elders to trace the effects of climate change.

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