Copenhagen Roundup: Top 10 Reports Of The Week From Cop15
It's a bumper version of TH Blog Love this week as we come down to the wire at Copenhagen. Tck Tck Tck! As predicted we're all waiting for Obama to wave a magic wand to bring about an agreement at the very last minute. Is he, to quote a friend's recent Tweet, 'looking in the mirror and thinking "**** I'm about to let 6.5 billion people down" or is he trying on his cape and pants?' Our amazing TreeHugger writers Matthew, Alex and April have been on the ground throughout, reporting on the day to day developments. Today, on the last day of the climate summit, TH Blog Love takes a tour of the blogosphere to salute other dedicated reporters of the Cop 15 action.350.org: Pressure Rises As Youth Voice Restricted by Aaron Packard
"I wanted to share an editorial written by 350.org's Aaron Packard, a dynamite organizer from New Zealand. This appeared in the Dominion Post in Wellington:"
DeSmogBlog: CopenChaos: Anxiety Rising, In and Out of Climate Summit by Richard Littlemore
"Until today, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change conference hall in Copenhagen has been something like a dull Disneyland for grownups - defined by lineups and fleeting moments of interest or entertainment."
Earth2Tech: Copenhagen & Transparency: Carbon Software Makers Watching Closely by Katie Fehrenbacher
'The issue of "transparency" has taken over the Copenhagen climate negotiations. If and how countries will provide verifiable measurements of their emissions reductions is the sticking point of the $100 billion annual fund that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today, and a major fissure between the U.S. and China at the negotiations."
Grist: Walking the tightrope on climate action: getting to success in 2010 by David Roberts
"John Kerry delivered a speech in Copenhagen yesterday. It was inspiring, but look past the uplift and it reveals just how tricky the path forward will be. Here's the needle Obama and Kerry are trying to thread:"
Guardian Online: This is bigger than climate change. It is a battle to redefine humanity by George Monbiot
"This is the moment at which we turn and face ourselves. Here, in the plastic corridors and crowded stalls, among impenetrable texts and withering procedures, humankind decides what it is and what it will become."
Mother Jones: Deal-Or-No-Deal Time in Copenhagen by David Corn
"As Bolivian President Evo Morales was thundering in the press briefing room of the Copenhagen climate summit on Wednesday--railing about the "guilt of the countries of the North" and denouncing President Barack Obama for spending more on the war in Afghanistan than on climate change programs for the developing world--Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) was 100 yards away in a crowded room, delivering a somewhat similar message."
Next Billion: Copenhagen Climate Summit: Shaping Adaptation Finance by Nathan Wyeth
"Assuming that the tens and then hundreds of billions of dollars in "climate financing" under discussion for the least developed countries materializes, of which half might be earmarked for adaptation, a robust discussion is needed on how best to use those dollars."
The Stupid Show: Interview with Thom Yorke in Copenhagen by Age of Stupid Team
Franny Armstrong, director of the Age of Stupid, and author Mark Lynas host live podcasts from Cop 15 every night at 8pm. Watch Interviews with Thom Yorke, Vivienne Westwood, Naomi Klein and George Monbiot.
United Nations: Copenhagen Field Notes by Dan Shepard
"Review the week in pictures through the lens of United Nations Climate Change focal point, Dan Shepard, and Martina Donlon, United Nations Information Officer for Public Information Strategic Communications Division - curated by Celine Ruben-Salama."
WWF: Going for the SmackDown! by Kim Carstensen
"Usually one would think that there can hardly be two professions that differ more than a wrestler and an environmentalist. But somehow the pandas in Copenhagen have all become wrestlers over the last few days. We are wrestling with negotiating texts, with square brackets, with stubborn negotiators, with a lack of sleep, or with a cold, or in some cases even the flu."