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A Ray of Light In China? EPA administrator attempts to defuse climate standoff

This second of two posts about the Tianjin climate talks gets into the dismal politics responsible for the stalled policies. The climate talks in Tianjin last week did very little to improve the prospects for a binding international treaty, which … Continue reading

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Tianjin Climate Talks Recap: Little progress on the policies

This post was picked up by The Multilateralist blog on Foreign Policy, a great magazine I have unsuccessfully interviewed with for a job. Since the outcome of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Copenhagen failed to meet … Continue reading

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How Climate Activists Are Warming to Social Media

350.org is an influential newcomer to the environmental movement. I was curious to hear how they got their start so I used this social media piece as an excuse to talk with some interesting people. An abridged version of this … Continue reading

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Will Scientists’ Calls For Climate Action Fall on Negotiators’ Deaf Ears?

This post was linked to in a Washington Post column on the Cancun climate summit. With only days remaining until diplomats are due to arrive in Tianjin for the final round of climate negotiations before the Cancun summit, scientists have … Continue reading

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Business Leaders: American Consumers Aren’t Buying Climate Action

This was my third, final, and favorite piece that I wrote at CGI. Earlier this week at the Clinton Global Initiative, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres offered her assessment of what was preventing progress in the international negotiations. Yesterday, a … Continue reading

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Dancing in the Dark: The Danger of Letting Business Lead on Climate Protection

This was my write up of the first of a handful of great panel discussions I saw at CGI. In a candid session on energy and the environment at the Clinton Global Initiative yesterday, the world’s lead climate negotiator Christiana … Continue reading

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Privatizing Climate Protection: A New Approach to Fighting Global Warming?

This the first piece I wrote at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. Having missed the opening day of what was a busy week full of high-level climate talks, I had to rely on the reporting of … Continue reading

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Why China is Unwilling to Play the Climate Negotiation Game

While the embattled Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change may have been the leading climate-related news the past couple weeks, of more importance to the international negotiations were two meetings at opposite ends of the globe. A week ago Saturday, China … Continue reading

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Flooding, Fires, and Climate Finance: Is there enough fast-start funding?

The World Resources Institute recently released updated estimates of the “fast-start” climate mitigation and adaption commitments rich nations made to poor countries after the Copenhagen summit. The headline figures are pretty impressive: Developed nations have set aside an estimated $27.9 … Continue reading

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Mexico’s Climate Gamble: Can It Salvage the Cancun Summit?

Add another line to the resume: I’ve been accepted as a Huffington Post blogger. This green piece, originally written for UN Dispatch, is my first to be republished there. I have now joined hundreds of unpaid journalists, PR flacks, politicians, … Continue reading

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