Key focus for today was the science of climate change, importance of forests in the climate change discussion, the "Danish text", and potential outcomes of Copenhagen.
David Gillette takes a closer look at the power structures underlying the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Clean Skies News - Tyler Suiters is live from Copenhagen, Denmark, describing how speakers on Day 2 of the climate talks acknowledge the existence of changing global temperatures and weather worldwide and how such occurrences are a threat to life on this planet.
COP15 Webcasts - IPCC information and activities and their relevance for the UNFCCC process. IPCC Chair R.K. Pachauri leads the panel discussion of highlights of IPCC Assessment Report 4; Update on the currently prepared Special Reports on renewable energy sources and on extreme events; and outlook towards IPCC Assessment Report 5. BEST IF VIEWED IN INTERNET EXPLORER.
Smacking the Hack Attack - Climate deniers have been making a lot of noise about a set of stolen emails from one of the world's leading climate centers, The Universtiy of East Anglia. The spin they're putting out is that the emails reveal what they always suspected, an evil global conspiracy.
CNN's Christiane Amanpour looks at views on climate change versus the actual facts on climate change.
COP15 Webcasts - On Tuesday, the UNFCCC held a media workshop on "The Science: To what extent the latest scientific findings tally with the IPCC Assessment Report 4 and what this means for the climate change process". This in no way detracts from the IPCC reports, but shows how the latest research relates to the scientific discussion. BEST IF VIEWED IN INTERNET EXPLORER.
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Clean Skies News - Controversy in Copenhagen. In day two of the UN climate conference debate was heating up over emissions targets and a so-called Danish text circulating around the summit threatens to widen the gap between rich and poor nations.
NBC Nightly News. In Peru, melting glaciers lead to water wars. Unless the nation of Peru takes immediate action, the ancient Andean glaciers could disappear, taking with them the runoff that provides much of the water for the country’s most populous areas. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.
Clean Skies News - Copenhagen Issue: Deforestation Plays Role in Climate Negotiations. An international agreement to compensate small nations for restoring their forests to help capture carbon dioxide emissions may help in the fight against climate change. This piece examines the complicated array of issues facing negotiators who specialize in REDD issues: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries.