Climate change is merely a symptom of a much bigger and more serious problem. The real problem is that human society has grossly over-reached its ability to sustain itself on the planet.
It has been a banner day in Copenhagen, so to speak. Civil society has not failed these talks. But the talks themselves are in a sorry state with so little time ahead and so much unresolved.
The Climate Change Conference (Cop15) turned ugly today when police officers beat back hundreds of demonstrators, including a group of 50 to 100 delegates that were trying to meet with protesters.
Info, links and press release about CYD and international youth action at the Bella Centre.
The Reclaim Power action, the march, police brutality and what's happening on the ground.
It was already a bad day for Canada yesterday. Who knew it could get worse.
As the Copenhagen climate summit enters its final week, the notion that a binding agreement will come from this conference looks more and more like a fairy tale.
Naomi Klein presents the Angry Mermaid award, set up to recognize the perverse role of corporate lobbyists. (Photo: Friends of the Earth - foei.org)
From the KlimaForum09 (the People's Summit in Copenhagen)-- Naomi Klein presents the Angry Mermaid award, set up to recognize the perverse role of corporate lobbyists.
Getting targeted by a Yes Men hoax was not the only problem the Government of Canada was facing today. Pressure is building on Canada from all sides as we move into the crucial last week.