Climate & Energy

Breakdown or Breakthrough?

The Copenhagen Accord

The Conference of Parties formally took note of the Copenhagen Accord this morning after an emotional all night debate, during which many countries expressed deep …

Rachel Maddow on Obama’s ‘diplomatic acrobatics’ in Copenhagen

Rachel Maddow and Andrea Mitchell explain the strange circumstances that led to Obama’s climate deal in Copenhagen: Spread the news on what the føck is …

COP flops. Hopenhagen hops.

Global will is ripe. Leaders need to pluck it.

The “Copenhagen Accord” is terribly weak. Not just “weaker than it needs to be to prevent climate catastrophe.” We knew it would be that, but …

Climate deal not accepted by all, but Copenhagen conference makes it ‘operational’

COPENHAGEN — Seven countries, led by the tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, this morning declined to accept the Copenhagen Accord that was reached late …

Anger Management

Why is everyone so pissed at Obama?

An insufficient deal has been struck at Copenhagen, leaving many participants dismayed by the outcome and miffed at President Obama. Resentment toward Obama had been …

Panel of Smarties, Take 7

Quick thoughts on the new climate deal?

Rhiya TrivediClimate activist and first-year student at Middlebury College All I can really say at this point, having just run to the screen with President …

Transcript: President Obama’s remarks to press about climate accord

Just before departing Copenhagen for Washington, President Obama made a brief appearance before the White House traveling press corps. The transcript was provided by the …

With climate agreement, Obama guts progressive values, argues McKibben

The President of the United States did several things with his agreement today with China, India, and South Africa: He blew up the United Nations. …

Final text of the Copenhagen Accord

This is the text of the climate accord worked out by President Obama and the leaders of several key nations in Copenhagen on Dec. 18. …