A bad omen for the Cancun climate talks

You may not remember it, but the Copenhagen climate talks will be followed by a series of conferences in Cancun, Mexico between November 29 and December 10. Contrary to Copenhagen, little is currently said about the preparations. And the media aren’t encouraging. To AP : ” In two days of talks, major economic powers discussed… Continue reading A bad omen for the Cancun climate talks

Youth unemployment hits record highs

Here is a post on a subject not so unrelated to sustainable development. To the International Labour Organization : “ Global youth unemployment has reached its highest level on record, and is expected to increase through 2010 “ The ILO also warns of the “risk of a crisis legacy of a ‘lost generation’ comprised of… Continue reading Youth unemployment hits record highs

To Medvedev, this is a wake up call

As TreeHugger noted yesterday the President of the Russian Confederation, Dimitri Medvedev, believes that the current heat wave and assorted droughts and wild fires occurring in his country are a wake up call. Indeed, having a look at the current situation in Russia and its capital city Moscow sure makes you think about climate change… Continue reading To Medvedev, this is a wake up call

Is the BP oil spill finally over ? (A wake up call)

After nearly three months (cf. A huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ) it seems it is finally (almost) over. To the Guardian : ” BP held out hope today that it had finally brought America’s worst oil spill under control “. But we shouldn’t rejoice too fast as ” executives and officials… Continue reading Is the BP oil spill finally over ? (A wake up call)