Written by Chrissy Schwinn | December 3rd, 2009
Next week this time, The Nature Conservancy’s climate change team will be in Copenhagen for the long-awaited international climate negotiations. It’s been a long road, with many but not all milestones being passed. Last week, we saw an announcement that President Obama will go to Copenhagen, with proposed emissions reductions targets from the United States […]
Written by Chrissy Schwinn | August 14th, 2009
Here’s a guest post from Suzy Menazza, a senior policy advisor for The Nature Conservancy for the Asia-Pacific region, from the international climate negotiations just concluded in Bonn: Suzy Menazza: “What we have is 200 pages of incomprehensible nonsense” — that’s how UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo De Boer commented on the status of the negotiations […]
Written by Jonathan Hoekstra | June 19th, 2009
For all the doom and gloom forecasts that have dominated climate change warnings, it’s easy to understand why people envision a future when post-apocalyptic survivors struggling to save civilization in a barren world where people battle over scarce food and water supplies. The realities of climate change will probably not be so sensational. But a landmark scientific report issued by the US government this week clearly shows that the impacts will be just as scary.