EP 100 / COP20 Climate Talks in Lima Peru

In this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 photo, strong waves crash into coastal houses as Typhoon Hagupit pounds Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines. CREDIT: AP Photo/Aaron Favila
In this Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 photo, strong waves crash into coastal houses as Typhoon Hagupit pounds Legazpi, Albay province, eastern Philippines. They do not have to wait until 2030 for climate change to hit.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Aaron Favila

Want some information about the UN international climate talks in Lima, Peru, aka COP 20? You won’t find much about it from the American mainstream media, (especially the TVheads) because those guys are all funded by fossil fuels, and fossil fuel companies are trying so so hard to squeeze the last oil-soaked profits out of their dirty products before they are banned for good due to climate change. The day is coming. Luckily, Democracy Now and Impact Files are covering the UN climate talks. They are probably the least-hyped and most important climate talks so far in the process.

These climate talks are in preparation for next year’s binding agreement — that everyone hopes will happen –to take place in Paris. Other news and issues discussed relating to climate change include the following. What will it take to get a climate accord in Paris? Read about it here.
The Oil Lobby’s Conspiracy to Kill Off California’s Climate Law
Philippines official says that all the typhoons they are experiencing are impacts from climate change, and “beyond our capacity“.
MPR on the world climate talks.
UN Climate Talks official website.
Australia is the worst performer on climate change. What is their problem?
Part of the ALEC conspiracy: “The lobbyists and legislators considered several model bills to be introduced across the country next year, designed to give states more power to block or delay new Obama administration environmental standards, including new limits on power-plant emissions,” the paper reports. (Tom Hamburger, Washington Post)

More conspiracy: An investigation by The New York Times shows that major energy firms are working behind the scenes to encourage state attorneys general to press for limited federal environmental regulation.

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