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Melodrama of the moment: No jobs on a dead planet: summit

World leaders and business chiefs have accepted there are no jobs on a dead planet, at the end of a three-day environment summit in Rio de Janeiro. Continue reading

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Rio+20: Small steps could get us out of the climate quicksand

Back in November 2005, your perspective on the Kyoto Protocol was the shorthand way to judge your climate change bona fides. Even express constructive criticism of the existing treaty arrangements under Kyoto and you ran the risk of being pilloried by environmental advocates as some sinister force of darkness. Continue reading

Rio+20: Take science seriously and change the process

Now with that we can agree. Take science seriously, expunge the NGOs and ‘civil society’ horseshit and get on with solid development for the benefit of humanity and the environment. Not what these clowns have in mind though. Continue reading

Rio+20: We do not need more global sustainability conferences

Global sustainability conferences no longer fulfil a useful purpose, considering the existing dense institutional framework.

Wait until they realize there was never any useful purpose for these gabfests in the first place. Continue reading

Climate Depot Featured at UN Earth Summit

‘Failure here is good for the world’s poor people. We need to redefine sustainable development as oil, gas, coal’ Continue reading

Rio green summit dismissed as ‘hoax that achieved nothing’

The UN’s Rio Plus 20 summit on sustainable development ended yesterday amid a torrent of criticism from environment and development campaigners, who said the colossal, three-day international meeting had achieved nothing. Continue reading

Moonbat: Rio+20 draft text is 283 paragraphs of fluff

World leaders have spent 20 years bracing themselves to express ‘deep concern’ about the world’s environmental crises, but not to do anything about them Continue reading

‘Green Is The New Red:’ GBTV Discusses Global Warming And Radical Factions Of Environmentalism

The U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development closed Friday in Rio de Janeiro after having brought 100 world leaders and more than 45,000 people to Brazil to discuss reconciling economic and environmental aspirations. Continue reading

Peter Foster: The Rio future we avoided

Maurice Strong sees the cratering of his Stewie Griffin-style plan to rule the world Continue reading

Rio+20 Earth Summit: campaigners decry final document

‘Pathway for a sustainable future’ declared, but Greenpeace says summit was failure of epic proportions Continue reading

Louise Gray: Rio+20: Nick Clegg blames China for ‘disappointing text’

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, has blamed a ‘neocolonial world’, where China is more powerful than Europe, for a “disappointing” new global deal on saving the environment. Continue reading

Geoffrey Lean: Rio+20 Earth Summit is a washout

The climate change conference produced an inconsequential agreement that will not take action on any of the urgent issues Continue reading

James Delingpole: Rio: killing the earth since 1992

Quite possibly the only good thing about this week’s Rio + 20 summit is that it coincides with the publication of a brilliant new book called Os Melancias. If you’re American or Canadian you’ll know it as Watermelons: The Green Movement’s True Colors. Continue reading

Juliet Eilperin: Rio+20 Earth Summit results in nonbinding declaration with moderate goals

The global environment summit concluding Friday, which drew nearly 100 world leaders and more than 45,000 other people to Rio de Janiero and cost tens of millions of dollars, may produce one lasting legacy: Convincing people it’s not worth holding global summits. Continue reading

Eurozone crisis and US presidential race ‘damaged Rio+20 prospects’

‘Mother of sustainability’ Gro Harlem Brundtland laments the absence of Barack Obama and David Cameron from the summit

Brundtland is a seriously looney dipstick so afraid of modernity she believes people’s cell phones “attack her mind”. She’s been trying to strangle capitalism, wealth creation, improving living standards, resource utilization and development for decades. Continue reading

Prisoners of climate hold key to future of planet

Although Jessica Irvine doesn’t seem to realize it, this article could be summed as: property rights maximize societal and environmental outcomes and collectivism is a destructive force. The only time she nearly gets there she misapplies the tragedy of the commons to a global net benefit – bio-available carbon – instead viewing a beneficial by-product as “pollution” Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Godfather of Global Green Thinking Steps Out of Shadows at Rio+20

Maurice Strong, the godfather of global environmentalism and organizer of the United Nations’ 1992 Rio environmental Earth Summit, is making a quiet comeback to the limelight on the eve of that meeting’s successor, the Rio + 20 summit on “sustainable development,” which starts June 20 in Brazil. Continue reading

Rio+20 protesters perform ‘ritual rip-up’ of negotiated text

Anger rises at Rio Earth summit, as raucous demo focuses on Future We Want text that ‘moves us forward by inches’ Continue reading

Andy Revkin: Dispatches from Rio: None from Obama?

I understand why President Obama is not going to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio, which is a reprise of the 1992 Earth Summit there at which President George H. W. Bush and nearly all the world’s leaders appeared. Continue reading

John Vidal: Rio+20: Earth summit dawns with stormier clouds than in 1992

John Vidal, who was in Rio for the ’92 Earth summit, looks back at that momentous event, and how the 2012 version compares Continue reading