Firstly, a 1962 advert in which ESSO boasts of it’s power to melt icebergs!
Richard Heinberg sums up what happened in Copenhagen and brilliantly portrays the larger context.
Rob Edwards quotes James Curran (Head of Science at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency) response in The Herald
George Monbiot in The Guardian summarises what happened at Copenhagen, focusing on Western vested interests.
A public relations expert explains to Americans why Obama can’t really do anything about healthcare, climate change, etc unless (as Monbiot says above) people who care get organised, get active and make it happen.
A summary of what’s in the accord from Climate Code Red, an Australian perspective
Mark Lynas in The Guardian outlines how China did it’s best to make sure a deal didn’t happen (a useful reminder that China’s elites — just like the West’s — chose to scupper a deal; although Mark seems to fall for a very rosy view of Western leaders which doesn’t take into account the fact that America was only offering a 4% reduction in emissions, an offer that was next to useless)
Joss Garman of Greenpeace and Plane Stupid responds to Copenhagen.
Johann Hari’s response in The Independent.
The Historian Jeremy Brechner responds on znet.
Mike Small responds on Bella Caledonia
Brian Davey of Cap and Share responds on Open Democracy arguing that we have hit the end to economic growth and so the future will be quite different, even without a useful outcome at Copenhagen,
Ben Brangwyn (of Transition Network and Transition Totness) response from earlier in the week …
Finally, some initial thinking on what needs to happen next, intended to provoke far better thinking than I am managing here!
Justin (justinkenrick AT yahoo.co.uk)
p.s. and these aren’t about Copenhagen at all, but about the context in which the talks happened, they are by Shaun Chamberlin on carbon offsetting and the value of money and on one of the main ways we can return to climate safety, but first take his Earth IQ Test!