Climate Files 36 / Climate Info U Need 2 Know

Images.com/Corbis, by Christopher Baldwin
Images.com/Corbis, by Christopher Baldwin

Here are some things you need to know before Copenhagen, just the basics. There will be more basics coming later this week.

Start with the UNFCCC website and their facts about climate change.

Today’s installment of NaPodPoMo #2, my podcasting marathon, is about some necessary background in order to understand some of the future podcasts about climate legislation and the Copenhagen summit.

First of all, COP15:    World leaders  have called for a comprehensive, ambitious and fair international climate change deal to be clinched at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, December 7-18, 2009.

Right now,  the countries are meeting in Barcelona for the  last round of climate talks before Copenhagen.  See more here.

This is just a very brief overview that you can show to your skeptic friends or anyone who’s curious.

For all the good that 350.org does getting people motivated, it probably is aiming for a target that is too low.  We should be aiming for 280 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, says the writer I talk about in this episode.

Download this episode here or subscribe on the right.

Music by Dr. Motte of Berlin who gave his OK for public consumption of his music, which you can find on 350.org’s website under the Berlin event for October 24th.