COP18: “We are Running Out of Time”

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democracynow, Dec 6, 2012

Most major issues remain unresolved at the U.N. climate summit in Doha as negotiators enter the final stretch of the two-week summit. While the Doha talks involve nations working toward a pact to limit greenhouse gases starting in 2020, many say the world cannot wait that long. The United States has come under intense criticism at the summit from environmentalists and smaller nations who say President Obama has failed to meet his stated commitments to tackle global warming. We’re joined by Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International; and Samantha Smith, head of the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Climate and Energy Initiative.


From the archives:

World Bank should take its own advice on climate change by Simon Butler

Stand Still For the Apocalypse by Chris Hedges

The Climate Question: Degrees of Change, Parts 1 and 2

She’s Alive… Beautiful… Finite… Hurting… Worth Dying for.

Will Superstorm Sandy Break The Silence on Climate Change?

James Balog: Capturing our Disappearing Glaciers + Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

6 thoughts on “COP18: “We are Running Out of Time”

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  3. I carry no brief for Monkton. In fact I have serious issues with anyone styling himself “Lord”. I posted the link only as a bit of skeptical light relief amidst the obviously ignorant pompous certainties of Doha, that’s all.

    I have no problem with genuine climate science either; but over the past 3-4 years my position has morphed from the extremist certainties of the ‘Church of Climatology’ so-to-speak, to one of deep skepticism. It was the first Climategate emails that started the process. My experience has been that most believers have no idea of the depths of the corruption of the IPCC process that they demonstrate.

    It now seems obvious to me that proponents of world government need problems that require “Global” solutions and of course CAGW is a problem that only Globalists can solve. It is mana from heaven; an opportunity far too useful to let pass, with enough complex scientific uncertainty to keep the masses baffled whilst accepting escalating ‘carbon taxes’ for a generation – which has the
    added benefit of rationing an increasingly expensive and problematic resource through the back door so to speak – so what’s not to like?

    Meanwhile the process simply grinds relentlessly on – a bit like ‘the peace process’ and other such inanities really.

    As with humanitarian Intervention, it pains me to have to admit that both the broad Left and the Greens have been similarly co-opted to vicious Globalist purposes.

  4. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed for a couple of years now and, believe me, that is a serious compliment considering the amount of quality alternative news available to anyone with their eyes open.

    However, I am disturbed by your apparent hook-line-and-sinker swallowing of the UN-IPCC climate change boondoggle. It is corrupt to its core and has successfully co-opted almost the etire left/green movements. Considering your clear readiness to cast a skeptical eye at pretty much any other Establishment orthodoxy, do you not think a little skeptical, critical thinking should be applied here too?

    Try this for a lighter, on-th-button take on Doha

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