Both the developed and developing world agree that they have got to act quickly to curb carbon emissions but none is willing to take the initiative on the economic front of the fight against climate change.
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The strange appearance and sudden disappearance of the ‘Clean Coal Carolers’ – an industry sponsored Flash animation of pieces of coal, dressed in warm hats and scarves, singing adaptations of traditional Christmas tunes.
Daniel Nelson of OneWorld UK and OneClimate interviews the Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Yvo De Boer as part of OneClimate’s Virtual Poznan event. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/QjMmcvbqk8I&hl=en&fs=1] See also: From Second Life to Real Life: Global Warming Activism in the Metaverse UN’s De Boer Warns of Devastating Impacts if We Don’t Act on Climate Change
Unlike the typical video conferencing tool, holding a virtual conference ‘Second Life’ can include all the elements of a real-world event with none of the travel-related emissions.
The European Parliament reached a landmark deal on Tuesday by agreeing to meet 20 percent of Europe’s energy needs with renewable sources by 2020.
Skiers including Olympic gold medalists made an appeal at the UN climate talks in Poland to do more to slow global warming, keeping skiers in business.
I don’t mess around in the virtual world of Second Life. I have enough trouble keeping up with my first. That said, you should really check out this Second Life tour of the United Nations COP14 global climate talks going on right now in Poznan, Poland.
As negotiations get under way in earnest at the two-week United Nations Climate Conference in Poland, recent surveys suggest a majority of people in both developing and industrialized nations seek substantive action on global warming and want their governments to agree on carbon emission targets.
The UN’s Yvo de Boer briefs the press at day two of the UNFCCC climate meeting in Poznan, Poland. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/8ua6es8VaYk&hl=en&fs=1]
UN’s de Boer Warns of Devastating Environmental and Economic Impacts if We Don’t Act on Climate Change [video]
Yvo de Boer briefs the press on the strategic goals of the COP14 UN Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland,
The meeting is the fourth of its kind this year. And even though the U.S. delegation in Poznan will be comprised of the outgoing Bush team, the pending change in American leadership is palpable in Poznam, as global climate conferees see Barack Obama potentially ushering in a new era of U.S. leadership on the environment.