Category archives for climate politics
Stein alerts me to Obama answering the science debate questions, and provides some of his own commentary. T’ Intersection reports, but wimps out of any analysis. The answers are here. So, looking only at those bits that interest me:
Or so says Gordy. The grauniad has a special supplement on Climate Change. I guess they aren’t taking it too seriously, because I spent quite a time digging through their web site before I found it. I rather liked Monbiot Porrit’s piece but for the moment I’m going to look at what Broon said.
The G8 have spoken: We seek to share with all Parties to the UNFCCC the vision of, and together with them to consider and adopt in the UNFCCC negotiations, the goal of achieving at least 50% reduction of global emissions by 2050, recognizing that this global challenge can only be met by a global response,…
A letter from the naughty coal people, and Hansens uncompromising reply, is at http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/NMAletters_20071121.pdf. I’ve been a bit critical of Hansen for over-egging the science sometimes, but exchanges like this are good to remind you of where you stand. [Update: A partial apology here but suitably mixed into another attack on the coal CEO -W]
He does if you read FP Passport, whatever that is (thanks Inel). He says Nobody is really arguing about the science. Everybody acknowledges the cost of doing something is a lot less than the cost of doing nothing. Everybody acknowledges that each of us has a part to play. The question is, how do you…
Yes, thats right, all the power plants will be in Northern Ireland, ha ha. Anyway Huhne plans zero-carbon Britain sez the grauniad. Interesting. The policy paper is here, reassuringly titled “final”. Nice to see a major party advocating this stuff.