Climate Change Law and Politics – One year after Copenhagen

The Cancun Conference The Copenhagen Accord acknowledged the need for a worldwide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).    To get agreement, the Copenhagen Conference skirted issues on which there was division, such as the “developed” vs. “developing” country dispute.  The latter countries, in which China and India consider they belong, insist that countries in the …

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Apathy? Ignorance? Indifference? Realism? Fatalism?

I encourage everyone to read Sandeep Kembhavi’s comment of October 18th last on a previous ForourGrandchildren Blog “A Layman’s problem in Assessing Climate Change”.  His remarks bring to mind a recent experience when my wife and I were hiking in Switzerland this fall.  We went to Jungfraujoch, the highest railway station in Europe, located just …

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A layman’s problem with assessing Climate Change

The difficulty with climate change is that its effects are masked by the variations in the weather that have a more immediate impact on our lives. Trying to get to the bottom of climate change often requires interpretation of complicated graphs of temperature variations, many of which make assumptions that are reasonable to the scientist(s) …

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