Why no” fossil of the year” recognition for Canada at Lima

COP 20 Lima was the end of a long winning record.  Canada had been awarded the “Fossil of the Year” at five consecutive COP meetings.   At the Warsaw COP Canada received “Lifetime Unachievement Fossil Award.” At Lima Canada was shut out!! Why did this happen?   It wasn’t for lack of trying by our Government.  Just … Read more

Getting away from official Press Releases

Stephen Leahy and independent journalists from other countries will be reporting on COP 19, which will be held this month in at Warsaw.  They will relate COP 19 issues to the consequences of climate change in their own countries.

The COP 19 “negotiations” will continue from November 11th to November 22. You can follow reports (in English) by going to The Climate News Mosaic.

During last year’s COP at Doha, typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines.  The delegates were moved by an emotional speech by a delegate from the Philippines referring to the death, damage and destruction caused by that typhoon. His message was simple: no more delays, no more excuses.

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Black Joke at Doha

During the Doha Conference the Chairman of the UN International Panel on Climate Change, Dr. R.K. Pachauri, recommended that the deliberations should be grounded in scientific understanding on the risks of climate change.  In his view, each day’s agenda should include a review of elements of climate science. A brief comment of sorts about the science did … Read more

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