As world leaders gather at the United Nations to discuss the global environment, Kumi Naidoo of Tck Tck Tck discusses the major obstacles to getting an agreement during upcoming talks in Copenhagen.
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World leaders gathered at the United Nations on Tuesday to discuss the global environment. To hear them talk about climate change behind the walls of the United Nations is one thing. To actually see how it is affecting the environment, as is happening in Tasmania, is quite another.
Jeffrey Barbee of Global Post traveled to Mozambique to explore a pristine rain forest discovered only four years ago. Scientists are now scouting the forests to discover species of plants and animals unknown to science until now.
Michael Allegretti of The Climate Group addresses how business and governments can address the challenges and economic opportunities of climate change in anticipation of the United Nations climate conference in Copenhagen later this year.
Charcoal is a thriving industry in Mozambique, because it is cheap, easily accessible, easy to transport and burns longer than wood. But the growing demand for charcoal is placing increasing pressure on Mozambique's forests.
The mysterious disappearance of bees around the world is raising concerns because the bees pollinate an estimated 90 percent of the crops that are our source of food. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses consequences of the decline in the bee population.
In Cambodia, there is an unusual effort underway by Buddhist monks to replant forests devastated by war and clearing by loggers. This is important to them for both religious and environmental reasons. The monks, like others, believe that trees may help counter the effects of climate change.
Climate change is forcing farmers in Nepal and the world over to consider growing crops they've never grown before. Bo Lim of the United Nations Development Program discusses problems resulting from climate change.
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.