Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In 'Dr. Keeling's Curve,' Climate Change Takes Center Stage | OnEarth Magazine
By September of 2011 I had sent a first draft to [believer Mike Farrell, B.J. Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H]. He let me know right away that he liked it, but had one significant reservation: to him, the play read like a lecture, not a drama. With this in mind, I reworked it, trying to inject pathos and humor wherever I could -- such as at the play’s beginning, which depicts Keeling listening to Rush Limbaugh on the radio as the conservative talk-show host angrily denounces climate change as a hoax.
Heavy snow keeps Balkans in deep freeze | wkyc.com
At least nine deaths across the region have been blamed on the snow and deep freeze, with temperatures as low as -15 Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit).
In Croatia, doctors warned the elderly and sick to stay indoors as hospitals reported dozens of cases of broken limbs from falls on the ice and snow.
Doha Agreement Unraveling As Belarus, Others Consider Kyoto Exit | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Belarus, one of three fossil-fuel reliant states outmanoeuvred at Kyoto pact talks by small island states endangered by climate change, said it may consider quitting the process and Ukraine and Kazakhstan may do the same.
Bianca Jagger: COP18 Failed to Turn Down the Heat
At the end of COP15 the Bella Centre in Copenhagen looked like the Wall Street trading floor after Black Monday. Drifts of discarded programmes, notes, papers, newspapers and rubbish littered the floor.

At first the air inside the Qatar National Conference Centre (QNCC) was very cold, the organisers overcompensating for the Qatari heat with high air conditioning throughout the vast building. After people complained, the levels were adjusted to a slightly more bearable temperature.

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