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The following has been submitted to Blogactiv by Eberhard Rhein. After the meeting of the 17 major emitter countries in London October 18-19 it becomes possible to venture prognostics on the results of the Copenhagen Climate Conference due to start in 50 days. The parties will not sign a comprehensive new climate treaty, as many… » read more

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(This is the final chapter in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta Lecture on Climate Change). To tackle climate change effectively, the international community has to act jointly. No individual country has enough clout to reduce global emissions if the rest of the world keeps increasing them. That is what we have seen since 1997 under Kyoto. Governments… » read more

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This is the fourth of six chapters in Eberhard Rhein’s Malta lecture series. Preliminary Remarks Humanity has the means to do without fossil energy. It will have to do so anyhow within the next 200 years or earlier because of the progressive depletion of fossil energy resources. To do so will require a huge international… » read more

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