How Rio+20 can herald a ‘constitutional moment’

The conference should focus on assessing the governance reforms required to put the planet on a more sustainable path

Frank Biermann and Steven Bernstein The Guardian [UK] 15 March 2012

Governments have a historic opportunity this June to create the institutions needed to fulfill the promise made at the 1992 Earth Summit. The Rio+20 UN […]

Climate talks suspended after rebellion over drafts

Nina Chestney and Jon Herskovitz Reuters 12/9/2011

Developing states most at risk from global warming rebelled against a proposed deal at U.N. climate talks Friday, forcing host South Africa to draw up new draft documents in a bid to prevent the talks collapsing.

South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane suspended the talks in Durban after […]

Climatologists Trade Tips on Destroying Evidence, Evangelizing Warming

Glenn Reynolds Instapundit 12/3/2011

CLIMATEGATE UPDATE: DailyTech: Climatologists Trade Tips on Destroying Evidence, Evangelizing Warming. “The emails contain outright requests for the destruction of professional communications regarding research in an effort to cover up public scrutiny of public flaws. The leaks add yet another humiliating scandal to Pennsylvania State University as they implicate prominent Penn […]

Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol next month

CTV News 11/27/2011

Canada will announce next month that it will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, CTV News has learned.

The Harper government has tentatively planned an announcement for a few days before Christmas, CTV’s Roger Smith reported Sunday evening.

The developments come as Environment Minister Peter Kent prepares for a climate conference in […]

Uh oh, global warming loons: here comes Climategate II!

I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run.

James Delingpole The Telegraph [UK] 22 Nov 2011

Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto […]

UN Secretary General: Seriously You Guys, Cough Up Cash for the Global Warming Fund

Doug Powers 11/15/2011

File this story under “Al Gore’s portfolio hardest hit”:

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged governments in rich nations to work around troubled economic times and scale up donations to a global climate change fund that is at risk of becoming an “empty shell”.

The world’s poorest nations are […]