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The Carbon Cost Of Copenhagen Under Sea

by | 6th, December 2009

climate-copenhagenARE you ready for Copenhagen and all that heated debate on global warming?

AUSTRALIA will emit more than 400 tonnes of greenhouse gases in sending one of the world’s largest parties to this month’s Copenhagen climate talks.

The Australian delegation is tipped to number up to 90 state, federal and local government politicians and officials, surpassing more populous nations such as Britain.

Britain is only sending 38 delegates and support staff.

Hurrah for us. but what is to be debated? What can man do to halt climate change that might not be man made?

The BBC investigates:

The Met Office plans to re-examine 160 years of temperature data after admitting that public confidence in the science on man-made global warming has been shattered by leaked e-mails.

The new analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the extent of the warming trend until the end of 2012.

2012? Full steam ahead!  Menahuile Doug Saunders reports from the flat lands:

A short drive from the windswept North Sea coast of England, the Climatic Research Unit occupies a squat, weather-beaten grey concrete building on the campus of the University of East Anglia …

Said one scientist working at the institute: “It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that this has set the climate-change debate back 20 years.”

It’s 1989! Nicolae Ceausescu’s “agro-towns” will save us all.

Spotters: Tim Blair, Andrew Bolt

Image: Lego versions of the World leaders – in plastic – attending the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, in the Denmark section of Miniland, at LEGOLAND Windsor, Berkshire.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams (right) and the Archbishop of Westminster The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols (left) congregate with fellow climate change protestors outside Westminster Central Hall in central London, as tens of thousands of people are expected to join in demonstrations calling for action on climate change ahead of crunch UN talks in Copengahen.




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