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2010: Hottest. Year. Ever.

This chart says it all.  2010 was the hottest year on record.  It marks a 1.34 degree increase over the average temperature from 1951 to 1980.


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Will Scientists’ Call For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators’ Deaf Ears?

With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists have provided a grim reminder of how little progress governments have made in addressing the threat of climate change.


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American Consumers Aren’t Buying Climate Action

A few high-profile American executives shared their perspectives on sustainable business. They offered a first-hand view of government shortcomings, the powers and limitations of private sector action, and the role US citizens have played in stymieing the global climate talks.


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Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world’s lead climate negotiator Christiana Figueres explained why her organization, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), had made so little progress in establishing international climate protection regulations.


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Privatizing Climate Protection?

With comprehensive government action on climate change stalling, the UN climate chief is meeting with business leaders to plot a new way forward.


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ICC Proscutor in DC; State Department Previews UN Week; Jeffrey Sachs on the Line

It will be a busy day of meetings around the Washington, D.C. diplomatic circuit.

1)This morning, the head prosecutor is in Washington, DC for a talk at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Prosecutor Louis Moreno Ocampo will give a talk: “The International Criminal Court and Africa,” which should be interesting because, well, all of the ICC’s open investigations are taking place in Africa.


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