17 Dec '11, 5pm

In A Year Of Big Environmental Stories, COP17 Rises Above Them All:

In A Year Of Big Environmental Stories, COP17 Rises Above Them All:

In a year of big environmental stories the outcome of the COP17 climate talks in Durban has got to be the biggest. The earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the resultant Fukushima nuclear disaster, the fight over the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, the entire Occupy movement are all huge. But COP17 still stands out for me above them all. It's all put into even harsher relief with Canada pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol shortly afterwards, in time as easily measured in hours and not days. And then Russia supporting the Canadian position shortly thereafter. Underneath it all someplace, maybe a couple layers down in the thinking, the two largest nations with bordering the Arctic circle, both significant producers of fossil fuels and both standing to directly benefit from an ice-free Arctic in terms of shipping , have got to be thinking that global warming actually is a good t...

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