Obama Frames Climate Change

The Obama administration is coming back from the G-8 meetings with no agreement from other nations — both European and developing — on reducing emissions of heat-trapping gases such as CO2. This has not been clearly reported; as so often seems to happen these days, the clearest statement on a murky news situation comes notContinue reading “Obama Frames Climate Change”

“World’s Greatest Polluter” Has Fun

From the Times of London (here) on the unsuccessful G-8 effort to reduce carbon emissions. The G8 summit concluded on a light-hearted note, as President Bush bade farewell to world leaders with the words: “Goodbye from the world’s greatest polluter.” The other statesmen laughed, at first nervously, and then more enthusiastically when they realised MrContinue reading ““World’s Greatest Polluter” Has Fun”

“A Disgrace Disguised as an Achievement”

The headline is Al Gore’s description of the agreement that came out of the G-8 conference. He added: "The eight most powerful nations gathered and were unable to do anything except to say ‘We had good conversations and we agreed that we will have more conversations, and we will even have conversations about the possibilityContinue reading ““A Disgrace Disguised as an Achievement””