Sens. Kerry and Boxer introduced the senate’s version of the climate and clean energy bill today. This is ultimately good news as we just finished thanking senators in advance for passing it (With the Love, The Climate Giveaway). The senate now has about eight weeks to deliberate and hopefully pass an effective bill so President Obama can sign it in advance of December’s UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. All 821 pages of the bill embedded below.
Across 38 countries citizens 76 percent of the participants think big, developing economies should reduce their emissions. Results are remarkably alike independently of the country’s level of socio-economic development. From Bangladesh to Belgium and Brazil, a clear 90 percent of citizens say it’s urgent to make a global climate deal at the UN conference in Copenhagen this December. This is the main result of an exercise carried out in 38 countries with very different levels of socio-economic development.
Over the past few days I’ve come across a wide variety of video documenting the run up to the G20 meetings in PIttsburgh as well as events, coverage, and commentary from the meetings and surrounding areas. Any large scale meeting of the world’s most powerful leaders is grounds for protest at various levels. And when police are prepared in riot gear trouble often tends to break out. That’s just how it is and will always be.