What to Read on Copenhagen

Overviews The official COP 15 news page gives you the (conference of the) party line Columbia Journalism Review summarizes the media coverage Mainstream Journalism Richard Black at the BBC is excellent, knowledgeable and prolific John Vidal at the Guardian got the media coverage going yesterday with a scoop on the so-called ‘Danish Text’ (no blog, but all the Guardian’s Copenhagen coverage is here) The Financial Times energysource blog is comprehensive and signposts other media coverage Independent blogs Grist, a Seattle-based US environment blog Mother Jones, for some venerable leftie US journalism Alex Evans over at Global Dashboard, seems to think that everyone is wrong (except him, that is) – but he’s quite persuasive about it…. See for example his critique of John Vidal’s ‘overselling’ of the leaked Danish text Environment and Development NGOs ECO, a daily newsletter written by Climate Action Network. ENB, a daily report of the proceedings prepared by the International Institute for Sustainable Development Oxfam’s climate change blog And finally some light relief The “Fossil of the Day Award” rewards governments or observers who performed “best” at blocking progress at the climate negotiations (Canada, Croatia, Ukraine and Russia are the early winners – what is it about those pesky East Europeans?) and a handy running total of what the current offers will do to global temperature rises, using the standard climate change models Any other candidates?]]>

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