Piecrust Promises at Doha

The UN Climate Change Conference ended, not with a bang, but a whimper. The Kyoto Protocol has been extended until 2020, but that will make no difference to a problem that will continue long after 2020. Rich nations have sort of promised to compensate poor nations for climate change. China and India will continue to be able to create emissions unfettered by even the piecrust promise of a so called binding treaty and the world will continue much as before, with a chorus of fears for the future global warming but with very few willing to do anything to remedy the problem. Continue reading

Politicians need courage to deal with climate change

It is a bit like torturing yourself, listening to a politician talk about climate change. I inflicted some self torture when I watched and listened to Ed Miliband, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on Sunday morning. Continue reading

World Climate Change Conference provides a road map to nowhere

The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali ends on 14th December. If you want to see what is going on they have a web site at http://unfccc.int/2860.php where you may read speeches, press releases and even see web casts.  Continue reading