Brandon McCall on October 12th, 2009

The Brazilian Proposal, that aims to create standards based on historical emissions data, is the only fair and efficient way to ensure greenhouse gas emission standards are met. The field of public policy aims to provide solutions to complex societal issues through government initiatives.  As I discussed in my September 28 blog, a conclusive connection […]

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Andrea Dominguez on October 5th, 2009

There is no doubt that mitigation and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions are crucial in the fight against global climate change. However, there are changes in the climate that we cannot avert any longer. Certain thresholds will be reached, and the consequences suffered, no matter what we do today. But there is still much we […]

Continue reading about Adaptation-based Development

With climate change comes more intense floods and droughts in designated areas as well as uncertainties regarding the frequency, severity, and location of future hurricanes. But to say that these uncertainties (or contradictions) shouldn’t provoke precautionary measures or major adaptations is like dismissing the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina altogether. The fact of the matter […]

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munnd on September 28th, 2009

LET IT BE KNOWN—humans have had an increasingly significant role in changes to the Earth’s climate. But really, how could we not? With industrialization and development, lifestyles/cultures that favor individualism and consumerism, and an increasing populace demanding their share of the energy sector—all within the past few hundred years—how could changes not take place? Indeed, […]

Continue reading about Let it Be Known: Anthropogenic Causes of Climate Change

When negotiations over the post-Kyoto climate change regime resume in December, the issue of ‘common yet differentiated responsibilities’ is certain to generate some intense debate. Beyond the conflicts caused by the deferring interpretations of the actual wording – repeated so often that it has become the mantra of international climate change discourse – ‘common yet differentiated responsibilities’ is a problematic approach to negotiations on several other levels.

Continue reading about Copenhagen: it’s matter of determination. (Oh and thanks for wasting our time.)