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Copenhagen Aspires to be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World

Copenhagen Aspires to be the First Carbon Neutral Capital in the World

The City Council of Copenhagen is aiming to make the capital carbon neutral by 2025 – the first capital city in the world to do so. CO2 emissions have already been reduced by 21 % since 2005.

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Copenhagen as a Sesame Street Episode

If the Copenhagen climate conference were an episode of the popular children’s show “Sesame Street,” one might imagine the following announcement at its conclusion:  “This [Read More...]

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Funding Wars the Climate Way

If war were financed the way that many governments propose to fund climate adaptation, we would have eternal peace on Earth. It is high time to revise our priorities. If melting glaciers, rising oceans, failing harvests and raging storms portend growing upheavals that could shake the foundations of human society, then is it too much to ask that climate challenges be treated with at least the same degree of seriousness as the toys sought by the boys?

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A Bully Pulpit to Marshal Climate Action, Not Make War

A Bully Pulpit to Marshal Climate Action, Not Make War

I can’t help but notice the deep discrepancy in the manner with which President Obama is handling two headline issues: Afghanistan and climate stability. In [Read More...]

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A Tale of Two Sterns … But Only One Planet

A Tale of Two Sterns … But Only One Planet

Nicholas Stern and Todd Stern are prominent voices in the climate debate. But Nick’s warnings are growing more insistent, while Todd–reflecting U.S. political realities–appears to downplay expectations about the outcome of the December Copenhagen conference. We can’t have it both ways, and the planet will have the last word. Will it be stern with us?

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Focus on GDP Spells Insecure and Unsustainable Future

Cross-posted from Dateline Copenhagen.  Author: John Mulrow Tropical storms continue to barrage the Philippines as they have done for nearly a month. Now it’sTyphoon Lupit on [Read More...]

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