From Al Gore’s Nobel Prize in Oslo, to the U.N. conference in Bali, Indonesia, climate change is all over the news this week. Here are WPR’s recent contributions on the subject:
A late-September U.N. climate change summit, followed shortly by the White House’s own climate change gathering, kicked off what has shaped up to be a fall season of debate on the issue. On Oct. 4, Roland Flamini looked at both the U.N. summit and the Bush administration’s own meeting, and the issues that separate the U.S. and other countries, in “Outlook Cloudy in the Climate Change Debate.”
Beginning with a Dec. 2 preview, “Sun, Sea and the Environment at U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bali,” WPR contributor Fabio Scarpello has been covering this month’s Bali conference.
Scarpello’s latest, “Some Progress, but a Tough Week Remains at Bali Climate Conference,” recapped the first week. Stay tuned for a final wrap-up.
Turning to our commentary section, on Dec. 7 Nirav Patel looked at how cooperation on climate change and other environmental issues could strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance in, “The U.S.-Japan Alliance Should Evolve to Encompass Environmental Issues.”
Finally, today, Richard Weitz examines the potential geopolitical consequences of global warming and what should be done to guard against them in “Hedging Against the National Security Consequences of Climate Change.”