The House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing this morning on international climate negotiations. Todd Stern, the administration's top international climate change negotiator, briefed the committee and was followed in a seperate hearing by UN Foundation head Sen. Tim Wirth (who had Stern's job during the Kyoto negotiations), Ellen Claussen of the Pew Center on Global Climate Change and Steve Groves of the Heritage Foundation.
Bleak news today for those hoping to one day see the iconic snow atop Kilimanjaro. You don't have much time left.
According to the author of a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that snow could be gone by 2022. In 2002, the same team predicted that ice levels would be where they are now. Since 1912, roughly 85 percent of the ice cover has disappeared.
by Abhishek Nayak
This week at the Barcelona Climate Change talks, Yve de Boer, UN's top climate change official, will attempt to decrease the growing rift between the developed and the developing nations that threatens to sabotage all hopes of reaching an interim agreement at Copenhagen.
Ed note: This post is from Abhishek Nayak, who is part of the Indian Youth Delegation to the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Abishek recently deferred a semester to work as a researcher and analyst at the India office of New Energy Finance, world's leading provider of information and analysis in clean technology and carbon markets. He was also part of the founding team of Dhanax 's business to introduce retail investment in microcredit. He was a speaker at the FORTUNE Global Forum, 2007 and a student delegate to the 39th St Gallen symposium.
In a Washington Post column in February George Will attacked the commonly held scientific consensus on global warming and argued that recent trends actually show that global cooling is occurring. His argument was swiftly refuted by the very research organization, the University of Illinois Arctic Climate Research Center, from which he drew his data. Nevertheless, he 1 … 38 39 40 41 42