China Chief Climate Negotiator: Where’s the Money?

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Top Chinese Climate Negotiator Xie Zhenhua has responded to a parade of official reassurances about the Paris Climate Agreement, by demanding to know when “developed” countries will start paying China the money which was promised in Paris. Signatories to climate change agreement in dispute over financing China’s negotiator says developed…

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COP22 Marrakesh Panic Over a Possible Trump Victory

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The 20,000 strong inner core of the global climate movement, currently gathered in Marrakesh, is quietly panicking over the looming possibility that Trump will cut off most of their “US leadership”. Prospect of ‘President Trump’ Casts Cloud Over COP 22 Climate Conference Experts who spend their days plotting contingency plans…

The Silliest Post-COP21 Headline Ever?

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale It’s been a few weeks since the U.N.’s Paris Climate Conference (COP21) ended. Mainstream media from around the globe praised the impotent agreement, as though anyone expects political promises to be kept. The COP21 agreement reminded me of the proverb A promise is a comfort for a fool. Fantasy headlines…