While no full-scale agreement was reached in Copenhagen, a non-binding political accord emerged from the conference, which China and India just endorsed last week. We look deeper at the immediate consequences of climate change on small islands. Ronald Jumeau and May Boeve join Martin Savidge to discuss how to stop global warming.
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Deforestation in Indonesia is responsible for much of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia's failure to slow the destruction could impact global warming. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the acute problem of deforestation in Indonesia.
There is not much consensus on climate policy in India, which is the fourth-largest aggregate emitter of greenhouse gases worldwide. Navroz K. Dubash of the Centre for Policy Research in New Delhi explains Indian climate change politics.
Addressing the effects of rising seas, a Bangladeshi man created "school boats" to bring school to children. Producer Steve Sapienza of the Pulitzer Center reports on how social entrepreneurs, NGOs and governments in poorer countries are trying to deal with climate change today.
Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.
This December, representatives of around 200 nations will gather in the Danish capital to seal a deal on climate change. Small island nations such as the Maldives have much at stake at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen has proclaimed that Greenland can declare full independence from Denmark. But even as Greenland moves towards independence, it must contend with the growing effects of climate change and wean itself off Danish financial support.
The issue of climate change has been a contentious one at the G-8 summit. The major industrialized countries have reached an agreement among themselves to cut greenhouse gases, but a group of developing countries have balked. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the implications.
China and the United States have thus far been able to avoid a train wreck over climate and energy conservation issues, writes Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian, but the real test is still to come.
Worldfocus blogger Nina Hachigian writes that under the Obama administration, the U.S. and China are finding a shared cause in the fight against global warming, and each nation has stopped waiting for the other to act first.