Tuesday, December 15, 2009

  • The Climate Divide: Dispute Between Rich and Poor Nations Widens at UN Copenhagen Summit


    Negotiations are back on track at the UN climate summit after a walkout yesterday by developing countries highlighted the growing divide between rich and poor nations. African delegates led the walkout, accusing the UN chair of the conference of trying to "kill" the Kyoto Protocol. Meanwhile, outside the Bella Center, Danish police are intensifying their crackdown on climate justice activists. We speak with Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, and Wahu Kaara, a longtime social justice and democracy activist in Kenya. [includes rush transcript]

  • Indigenous Peoples of Canada March on Canadian Embassy in Copenhagen to Protest Tar Sands


    Canada is the largest supplier of oil to the United States, and most of it comes from the Alberta tar sands. Described as the world’s biggest single industrial source of carbon emissions, the tar sands have drawn widespread protest and civil disobedience from environmentalists. On Tuesday, as climate delegates met across town at the Bella Center, a protest led by indigenous peoples of Canada was held outside the Canadian embassy. Democracy Now!’s John Hamilton files a report. [includes rush transcript]

  • Cap & Trade: A Critical Look at Carbon Trading


    Will the expansion of carbon emissions trading help stop global warming or just create a new market for Wall Street to make billions? We air excerpts of Annie Leonard’s The Story of Cap and Trade and speak with Larry Lohmann and Frank Ackerman. [includes rush transcript]