Tagged: USA

Obama to UN: Let’s do it - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 23, 2009

Obama’s speech at the UN yesterday may have disappointed some commentators who were looking for more specifics for progress than he provided, but from another perspective it was a most notable occasion. The world’s leading politician, speaking in a global forum, was unequivocal about the seriousness of the issue of climate change: That so many of us are [...] … Read More

’We’re screwed’ — New York tabloid bites climate bullet - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 22, 2009

The New York Post, Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid flagship in the big apple, has published a “special edition” to welcome the 100 world leaders who are gathering in the city to discuss climate change at the UN. Screaming in best tabloid fashion “We’re Screwed”, the paper paints a telling picture of what life will be like [...] … Read More

Big wind could wean China off coal - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 17, 2009

At least some Americans and Chinese are getting together to work on climate change. A team of researchers from Harvard University and Beijing’s Tsinghua University have been conducting a serious investigation into China’s wind power potential. Their work was the cover story for the Sep 11 issue of Science (sub required) and is reported [...] … Read More

Stern words in Beijing - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Sep 13, 2009

Nicholas Stern has been in the news again lately.  He spoke to students at the People’s University in Beijing on Friday with characteristic directness. He pointed out that although China is still a long way behind countries like the US and Australia in per capita emissions there are places in China where the picture is different. [...] … Read More