The U.S. and China are engaged in bilateral negotiations over greenhouse gas reductions, and a deal may be the key to a global climate treaty.
"The El Nino weather pattern, which can bring global weather chaos such as droughts and floods, could develop within weeks, [NOAA's] Climate Prediction Center ...ssid."
"President Obama may attend world climate talks in Copenhagen this December, marking the first visit to the annual U.N. conference by a sitting U.S. president since George H.W. Bush's 1992 trip to Rio de Janeiro."
"Oil prices on Thursday set a new high for the year, buoyed by a weaker dollar and the first drop in unemployment since January."
"It could save the rainforests of Borneo, slow climate change and the international community backs it. But a plan to pay tropical countries not to chop down trees risks being discredited by opportunists even before it starts."
"Small Pacific islands vulnerable to rising sea levels won a symbolic victory at the United Nations on Wednesday with the passage of a resolution recognizing climate change as a possible threat to security."
"The United States wants to forge a partnership with China, bringing the world's two biggest emitters of greenhouse gases together to address global warming, Washington's top climate diplomat said on Wednesday."
"Most global industrial companies that emit a lot of greenhouse gases are not adequately detailing their climate strategies in U.S. financial filings, two studies by environmental and investment groups showed on Wednesday."
By PAUL D. THACKER
Where are the global warming skeptics in Europe?
If you canvas a wide variety of news (what journalist doesn't?) and read some newspapers in Europe, you'll notice something about their coverage of global warming: no skeptics. That's right. The media coverage of high-profile global warming skeptics is pretty much an American phenomenon, according to some noted journalists who cover the issue outside the United States.
The high-speed rail system in Spain is a huge success, and offers some lessons for Obama administration officials seeking to develop something similar in the U.S.