Introduction Environmental Politics is sensitive to the distinction between the goals of conservation and of a radical reordering of political and social preferences, and aims to explore the interface between these goals, rather than a favor any one position in contemporary debates. As a result of the Neocorporativism, new actors have entered in Political sphere. Moreover, the politics has lost the privilege of to be the only derisory in the Policy-Making. Nowadays a lot interest groups and organizations exert political influence to obtain their benefits and self-interest.
Last updated Sunday, January 19, Rapid global warming can affect an ecosystems chances to adapt naturally. The Arctic is very sensitive to climate change and already seeing lots of changes. Ocean biodiversity is already being affected as are other parts of the ecosystem.
Yet rich countries have a lot to do themselves. There were agreed reasons why developing countries were exempt from initial greenhouse gas emission targets: Coral Reefs Last updated Sunday, March 03, One type of ecosystem that perhaps is neglected more than any other is perhaps also the richest in biodiversity—the coral reefs.
Coral reefs are useful to the environment and to people in a number of ways. It is feared that very soon, many reefs could die off. Energy Security Last updated Sunday, May 15, Energy security is a growing concern for rich and emerging nations alike. The past drive for fossil fuel energy has led to wars, overthrow of democratically elected leaders, and puppet governments and dictatorships.
Leading nations admit we are addicted to oil, but investment into alternatives has been lacking, or little in comparison to fossil fuel investments. As the global financial crisis takes hold and awareness of climate change increases, more nations and companies are trying to invest in alternatives.
But will the geopolitics remain the same? The Arctic region has long been considered international territory. Some of these nations have claimed parts of the region to be their territory. Underlying the interests in the area are potentially vast oil, gas and other resources, as well as the opening up of lucrative passages for trade and economic activity as climate change reduces the amount of ice in the region.
As a result, these nations have been vying for dominance in the Arctic. Climate change provides an additional threat — not just to the local wildlife and indigenous populations that are already seeing their surroundings change rapidly, but to the rest of the planet, too.
While retreating sea ice may open up shipping routes, the regions ability to reflect sunlight back into space would diminish, further increasing climate change effects.
Global Dimming Posted Saturday, January 15, This leads to an effect known as global dimming whereby less heat and energy reaches the earth. At first, it sounds like an ironic savior to climate change problems.
However, it is believed that global dimming caused the droughts in Ethiopia in the s and 80s where millions died, because the northern hemisphere oceans were not warm enough to allow rain formation.
Global dimming is also hiding the true power of global warming. By cleaning up global dimming-causing pollutants without tackling greenhouse gas emissions, rapid warming has been observed, and various human health and ecological disasters have resulted, as witnessed during the European heat wave inwhich saw thousands of people die.
While it seemed like it was a successful meeting, because developing nations were committed to drawing up their own plans for emissions reductions for the first time, a number of important issues were left undecided such as how financing would work. This page is an overview of the Lima Climate conference.
Predictably and sadly, the same issues have resurfaced:Many people feel that the combination of the U.S not signing the Kyoto Protocol (ensuring it will run out in ) and the U.S. attempt to change almost the entire architecture of the Kyoto Protocol in Copenhagen means the end of the Kyoto Protocol as we know it and perhaps a new global climate treaty.
(In fact, climate change is the one problem that the planet has ever faced that comes with an absolute time limit; past a certain point, it . By , countries launched negotiations to strengthen the global response to climate change, and, two years later, adopted the Kyoto Protocol.
The Kyoto Protocol legally binds developed country. And yet, global warming and the Kyoto Protocol provided us in Chapter 10 with the first, most glaring example of the failure by the current international setup to solve urgent global issues.” Excerpt From: Rischard, Jean-Francois.
The Kyoto Protocol was a significant first step. It was the most far-reaching environmental agreement ever adopted. The agreement was a sign that the international community was willing to acknowledge and take action against climate change.
Global warming and climate change issues are perhaps the greatest threat to this planet. This section from r-bridal.com looks into various aspects of this, such as the various international meetings to tackle climate change, the climate change convention and Kyoto Protocol, carbon sinks and flexibility mechanisms, developing countries .