Tag Archives: Cancun

The false promise of fossil-fuelled prosperity

Our contradictory climate-energy policies will hurt us in the end. [23 April 2013 | Peter Boyer] Every week seems to bring a new setback to the global effort to curb carbon emissions. As if we didn’t have enough challenges, now … Continue reading

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The man who refuses to give up

In a world where despair seems the appropriate emotion, Al Gore continues to fly the flag of hope. [12 February 2013 | Peter Boyer] Al Gore is not your typical politician. Approaching 65, he still comes across as something of … Continue reading

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Cancún: governments fiddling while the world burns

The latest UN climate conference brought some relief after Copenhagen, but it’s illusory. The diplomats and politicians continue to behave as if we’re making progress over emissions. The science says otherwise. [14 December 2010 | Peter Boyer] First, the good … Continue reading

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