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