What to Read on Copenhagen
OK, the Copenhagen climate summit is warming up nicely (even faster than the rest of the world), and I am trying to sift through the information overload. What on earth to read for those of us with limited time and not at the summit? I’ve been asking a few climate change guru chums and here’s a selection.
The official COP 15 news page gives you the (conference of the) party line
Columbia Journalism Review summarizes the media coverage
Richard Black at the BBC is excellent, knowledgeable and prolific
The Financial Times energysource blog is comprehensive and signposts other media coverage
Grist, a Seattle-based US environment blog
Mother Jones, for some venerable leftie US journalism
Alex Evans over at Global Dashboard, seems to think that everyone is wrong (except him, that is) – but he’s quite persuasive about it…. See for example his critique of John Vidal’s ‘overselling’ of the leaked Danish text
Environment and Development NGOs
ECO, a daily newsletter written by Climate Action Network.
ENB, a daily report of the proceedings prepared by the International Institute for
Oxfam’s climate change blog
And finally some light relief
The “Fossil of the Day Award” rewards governments or observers who performed
“best” at blocking progress at the climate negotiations (Canada, Croatia, Ukraine and Russia are the early winners – what is it about those pesky East Europeans?)
and a handy running total of what the current offers will do to global temperature rises, using the standard climate change models
Any other candidates?