Leaked Danish Climate Text Should be Regarded as Diversion: WWF International

Kim Carstensen, leader of WWF's Global Climate Initiative, says a leaked draft Copenhagen climate agreement prepared by the Danish hosts of the summit should be regarded "as a distraction" from the negotiations which should focus on texts that have been worked up in previous negotiating sessions.

Copenhagen Climate Negotiations: Time to act on calls from millions of people

Leaders from around the world have the unique opportunity in Copenhagen to act on calls of tens of millions of hopeful people who asked for a fair climate deal that can help save this planet from a devastating threat.

New Brochure from Wildlife Conservation Society Features Selection of Wildlife Threatened by climate change

A pithy new brochure from the Wildlife Conservation Society profiles more than a dozen animals facing threats from climate change.

World Meteorological Organization: 2009 Among Top Ten Warmest Years on Record

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today that based on January-October data, 2009 is likely to be among the top ten warmest years on record.

UK Met Office: This Decade is Warmest on Record

The UK Met Office today released data showing that the last ten years -- what it calls "the noughties" -- were the warmest period in the 160 year record. 

U.S. EPA: Greenhouse Gases "Threaten the Public Health and Welfare of the American People"

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today (7 December 2009) that greenhouse gases (GHGs) threaten the public health and welfare of the American people; and that on-road vehicles contribute to that threat.

In Congressional Hearing, Administration Officials Respond to E-Mail Controversy

In a hearing last week on the state of climate science, White House science adviser John Holdren, addressed Republican assertions that the content of e-mail messages stolen from the University of East Anglia in the U.K. raised fundamental doubts about the strength of climate change science.  “There is and there will remain after the dust settles in this current controversy a very strong scientific consensus on the key characteristics of the [climate change] problem," countered  Holdren. 

As Climate Talks Kick Off, Countries Begin to Show Their Cards and Work Towards a Deal

As 192 nations convene in Copenhagen today (7 December 2009) to negotiate a new global climate deal, prospects for reaching a successful outcome have never been better as many nations have made new committments in recent weeks. 

The Cost of Climate Change: Thorthormi glacial lake in Bhutan

Because of climate change, melt water has swollen Thorthormi Glacial Lake in Bhutan.  Rated as one of Bhutan’s likeliest future catastrophes, an outburst flood through Thorthormi’s unstable walls would release up to 14 million gallons of water and debris into the upper catchment of the Po Chu river and surrounding communities. WWF is helping an effort to  drain the lake.

Change in Plan: Obama to Participate in Copenhagen Negotiations on 18 December

The White House announced Friday (4 December 2009) that President Obama would participate in the Copenhagen (Denmark) climate change negotiations at their conclusion on 18 December rather than on 9 December as announced earlier.

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