The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
The author writes that a mechanism for addressing climate change equitably already exists: the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. But rich countries are not fulfilling their part of the "common but differentiated responsibilities" discussed in the convention.
The clock is running out on preparations for the December climate change conference in Copenhagen. The meeting is supposed to negotiate the successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. But negotiations have been blocked by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. The United States is at loggerheads with the developing world, especially China--now the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG)--and India. Fortunately, there might be a way to break through this roadblock.