July 10th, 2009
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  1. requiredreading

    I am not really up to date on climate issues (other than what the weather is like outside today), ie what decisions were made at what climate conference. So far I was under the vague impression that actually the US was among those nations that didn't ratify contracts in this direction, so I suppose that is part of the change now...as are the efforts in new energy solution technologies. They started before this conference, though.
    I am always wondering at the real meaning of the percentages of CO2 reduction, because they seem like a target, but I never know how they are measured and how they will actually get there. And, many of the new methods of providing energy seem to have attached drawbacks (like the production emits more carbon than is saved by its use..) Or, say coal: My parents grew up in the Ruhr area of Germany, which used to be a coal mining centre. I still remember how BLACK everything looked, so finally I don't see the benefit of carbon dust all over EVERYTHING, especially the alveoli of the people living there.
    Sometimes I wonder what exactly the energy producing chemical equations are, because often it seems to me that just because it isn't petroleum that is burned, the result could still be CO2....but I don't really KNOW. So the question remains whether the effort is truly about CO2 reduction and the environment, or whether it is more about being independent of oil-producing nations. However, because you can't go into detail on everything, I have not tried to find out more, being not of the very determined environmentalist persuasion. I try to be sensible, like hanging the clothes on a line to dry and not using a clothes dryer.

    Have you ever watched "Hello Mr. President"?

    July 10, 2009 at 12:33 pm |
  2. Bert Kerkhof

    To nail down some hot, notes were taken yesterday watching the program. The 2 degrees treshold for temperature is not an effective measure against warming up. The new deal is that in times of recession it is important to fight cynicism and adhere to irresistible growth of warm feelings and chill.

    However, this does not mean that anyone has to wait ten years until a majority of people will follow. The future must be shaped by US or the australian president Kevin Todd, that is an open question. The quest on acceptance by people is not a waste of time, but should be core on Quest. We voted the approach in, not the other way around. At least there is some support for the first draft. Let the debate begin now the issues are framed and the right questions have been set out.

    The science approach on climate change is not the only result of the G8:
    (2) The struggle against an Iran-Israel war has financial implications. Look at http://news.google.nl/?q=turkmenbashi+airport and see that there is a deal for a refuel and transport business.
    (3) It would be good to hear figures at CNN concerning the agriculture fund for our food production. Local dutch newspapers and magazines range from € 10,8 (Elsevier) to $ 20,0 (Volkskrant). Coverage of an international media on this subject would at least give óne single amount.

    After you mentioned a Jaguar XJ yesterday on twitter, I was thinking about a 'Peugeo' for myself, so wrote some marketing figures today in a youtube comment on the Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker video 'Up were we belong' (3:46 version).

    Thanks for niggling the profitable moments anyway.

    July 10, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  3. Manuel Vilhena

    Hopefully. The target of 2 degrees seems too mathematical but a target needed to be set.

    July 10, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
  4. Lyndon Sullivan @lindano on twitter

    Hi, i think these G8 Meetings are good for countries who benefit from the G8,but do they? I suppose some do, but it seems the developed countries, some of them never come up with the complete package ,IE,France Italy. As for climate change,how can you forecast 25 to 30yrs? if we could look in to the future, we may find climate change would happen any way! I may be a non believer,but sometimes issues like climate change, can change, especially over a timespan of 3 decades.Yours, Lyndon Sullivan. @lindano on Twitter.

    July 10, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  5. Lyndon Sullivan @lindano on twitter

    Trending topics on Twitter! #unacceptable, Climate Change ???? .Yours Lyndon Sullivan.lindano on Twitter.

    July 11, 2009 at 8:50 am |
  6. TIRDAD GHARIB

    Good evenning To All Richard Quest is The Best of the Best I learned so much from Richard Quest He is a true Geniuis ,I tell ya He is The man Who Knows Every Detail about Every Issue , Cnn Is lucky To Have Him ,On Climate Issues The Change Has Begun Yes, For Other Isuues No.The Only true Leader to Me In The G8 Summit Was and Is ,,,Here It is Richard ,,, President Nicolas Sarkozy Of France A Great Leader the Leader, Of All Leaders, Indeed, very Sincerlly Tirdad

    July 13, 2009 at 6:31 pm |

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