Energy Experts Skeptical of Cancún Climate Talks

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

A member of the ONG Sierra Club wearing a polar bear costume demonstrates against the countries who according to them are avoiding the climate change issue, in a beach in Cancun on December 3, 2010. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty)

The U.N.’s climate talks in Cancún moved into their second week on Monday. The agenda is dominated by future cuts in carbon emissions and keeping countries honest about their actions to control global warming. Expectations, however, remain low following last year’s talks in Copenhagen, which resulted in no binding agreement to manage the world's carbon emissions.

To learn why many climate policy watchers are skeptical of any tangible progress, we speak with David Biello, associate editor of environment and energy at Scientific American Online, and Majora Carter, host of American Public Media’s “The Promised Land” and environmental strategist for the Majora Carter Group.

Guests:

David Biello and Majora Carter

Comments [1]

listener from NY

This all sounds massive expensive, wholly untrustworthy and seems fueled by a political agenda rather than environmental concerns.

Dec. 07 2010 08:53 AM

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