Bombshell from the Snowden Docs: The U.S. Spied on Negotiators at 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit via the NSA

From the “don’t trust but verify” department comes the revelation that the Obama administration went into COP15 negotiation with spy help. WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency monitored the communications of other governments ahead of and during the 2009 United Nations climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, according to the latest document from whistleblower Edward Snowden.…

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USA CO2 emissions fall 7.7%

From vancouverobserver.com. Every year the International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates humanity’s CO2 pollution from burning fossil fuels. And once again, the overall story line is one of ever-increasing emissions: “Global carbon-dioxide emissions from fossil-fuel combustion reached a record high of 31.6 gigatonnes in 2011.” The world has yet to figure out how to stop the…

U.N. Climate Chief Resigns

From the New York Times By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON — Yvo de Boer, the stolid Dutch bureaucrat who led the international climate change negotiations over four tumultuous years, is resigning his post as of July 1, the United Nations said on Thursday. In a statement announcing his departure, Mr. de Boer expressed disappointment that…

U.N. abandons Copenhagen deadline – countries not signing on – spokesman says the deadline has gone “soft”

The COP15 balloon appears to have lost all it’s air. Nobody’s signing up. Excerpts from reports in the Guardian and the Financial Times From the Guardian Copenhagen deal falters as just 20 countries of 192 sign up to declare their global warming strategies The UN has dropped the 31 January deadline by which time all…