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AMS 2010: Weather, Climate, and Society

Next week, I’ll be blogging from this year’s American Meteorological Society, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia from 17th-21st January. This year the annual meet takes as its theme “Weather, Climate, and Society: New Demands on Science and Services”. You can check out the full programme in advance here. Follow the conference daily on Climate Feedback and on Twitter.  Read more

Plan B for Copenhagen

“smoke.bmp”The United Nation’s upcoming climate summit in Copenhagen threatens to get caught in a trap between high expectations and the immense complexity of the task at hand, warns the author of an opinion piece in Nature today [subscription]. Since diplomats cannot possibly produce a useful treaty for the December meeting in the remaining twelve weeks, negotiations should focus on a small number of realistic goals, and leave the rest for later, says David Victor, an expert on international relations at the University of California in San Diego.  Read more

Twittering the World Conference of Science Journalists

Over 800 science communicators from around the globe are heading to London’s Central Hall this week for the World Conference of Science Journalists. I’ll be there picking up news and issues on the climate beat, and reporting back via Twitter. Follow me @annabarnett.  Read more

World leaders fail to stimulate green economy

Leaders of the world’s 20 richest nations “missed an opportunity” to kick start the green economy in their efforts to arrest the global financial downturn at a summit in London yesterday.  Read more

What’s going Bonn?

What’s going Bonn?

Cross-posted from The Great Beyond This week’s UN hosted climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, are well underway. According to New Scientist this climate summit is “more important than the G20”. So what’s going on in Bonn? This meeting is the first of five sessions leading up to what the UN says will be an “ambitious and effective international climate change deal” to be finalised in Copenhagen in December (pdf). The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has already started its ‘countdown to Copenhagen’ timer. However, as Reuters pointed out on Wednesday, delegates from 175 nations even managed  … Read more