Despite general disappointment with the overall results, the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December did make progress. Members of the United Nations “agreed” to submit their 2020 greenhouse gas reduction target by January 31, 2010. The action was to be the first step in a process to transform the Accord into a comprehensive and legally … Read more
As a bonus feature this month, below is a quote from American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr. Niebur is best known for relating Christian teachings to the realities of modern political issues, and is one of the favourite philosophers of U.S. President Barack Obama. Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true … Read more
Andrew Bolt, an Australian commentator whose words appeared in the Herald Sun, headlined his commentary on the research of Qing-Bin Lu, a Waterloo University Professor of Physics and Astronomy with these words. Mr. Bolt has written even more scathing remarks about those who consider climate change a risk to the Earth. Another of his columns was … Read more
Desmond Tutu, Prince Charles, Bill McKibben, the Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Angela Merkle, Chris Keene (propelling his own wheelchair from Norwich, U.K.) and 45,000 others all went to Copenhagen in December ’09. In the Bella Centre, delegations from all the nations of the world attempted to negotiate a … Read more
This month, we feature George Monbiot’s recent article, “This Is About Us“, published in The Guardian on December 15, 2009. Please read the article here and post comments with your thoughts.
From the center of the summit – not of the official summit, that is, but of the People’s Climate Summit – you can see the famous Tivoli Gardens. It’s appropriate because the Tivoli Amusement Park is all illusion; it is make-believe, so far removed from the reality of the precarious state of the earth’s climate. … Read more
Last night we danced. We danced in the dark, in City Square, beneath the giant illuminated globe, to the music of a popular band ‘B’, with grandmothers, teenagers, and every age group in between. The snow and piercing wind failed to dampen spirits here, even at -4C – courtesy of Siberia. Yesterday we handed a … Read more