"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."
"A Mexican proposal to raise billions of dollars to fight climate change is winning backing in talks on a new U.N. treaty, paradoxically because no one really likes it, a Mexican official said on Wednesday."
"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."
"In the negotiations over the Waxman-Markey climate bill, Rep. Rick Boucher inserted a giant gift to the utility industry. It would create the Carbon Storage Research Corporation and funnel $10 billion to support the corporation over the next 10 years...."
Various House committees will try to remake the climate bill in a shape favored by the interests they represent, before it faces more amendments on the floor this summer.
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.
Climate change scientist paints a stark and vivid picture
THE WINDS OF CHANGE: CLIMATE, WEATHER AND THE DESTRUCTION OF CIVILIZATIONS By Eugene Linden
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"Canada's rules for cutting greenhouse gas emissions may not come into effect by 2010 as had been planned, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said Thursday."
"The increasing acidity of the world's oceans due to global warming must not be left off the agenda at the United Nations Copenhagen climate negotiations in December, 70 of the world's science academies warned today."
Delegates in Bonn negotiating a post-Kyoto climate treaty grudgingly accepted a first draft text as a starting point -- despite many reservations.