Did Doha Sputter or Succeed?
COP-18 in Doha is over. On to Warsaw for COP-19!
The latest chapter in the seemingly interminable climate change negotiation saga has sputtered to a close. Whether it ended with a bang or a whimper (or something in between) depends ...
Motorcades, Closed Drafts — and the Long March
On Thursday, as we traveled through Rio, helicopters, flashing lights, and motorcades were everywhere. Heads of state (but not President Obama) were arriving, snarling traffic as they moved about the city.
The preliminary conference has concluded, leaving behind a stripped-down ...
Twenty years ago, the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit proclaimed that fossil-fuel-induced climate change had brought our planet to a tipping point, civilization to the brink of collapse, and numerous species to the edge of extinction. To prevent these looming ...
ICLEI Experts Fail to Explain ‘Sustainable Development’
Delegates to the ICLEI International Congress on Sustainability want people in developed nations, especially Americans, to “contract” our lifestyles . . . to make them “more sustainable.”
But exactly what is “sustainable development”?
If this concept is going to control our economy, energy ...
Behind the Scenes at COP-18
Unlike previous UN climate gatherings, COP-18 in Doha is attempting to make a “serious” statement about lowering its carbon footprint. No, it’s not requiring delegates to forgo their jet travel, five-star hotels and restaurants, air conditioning, limousine rides, or ...
Christ Turns ‘Green’ at U.N. Earth Summit — Literally
Green guru James Lovelock was right. He warned last week that “the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.”
Now at the U.N. Earth Summit, even the image of Christ has been made a forcible convert ...
Hunger Games Reprised for U.N. Sustainability Elites
Gorgeous models, bubbling champagne, and poached salmon are things you might expect at a fancy corporate event, not a gathering of dyed-in-the-wool environmental leaders bent on drastically reducing our “over-consumption” of the Earth’s resources.
But that was exactly the ...