Abby Martin speaks with journalist and author, Chris Hedges, going over where the recent mass climate change demonstrations in New York fall short, as well as why he believes revolt is the only solution to restoring a functioning American democracy.
U.S. President Barack Obama has gone before world leaders at the United Nations and made an urgent plea for nations to boost their efforts to deal with climate change. VOA White House correspondent Luis Ramirez is traveling with the president and has this report.
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The US President has urged delegates at a UN climate change summit not to put the issue on the back burner. The meeting in New York is meant to lay the groundwork for a global agreement on reducing carbon emissions.Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from the United Nations.
While developed countries are the main contributors to the world’s climate change, poorer nations also bear the burden of making changes in energy use. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Mary Robinson, U.N. special envoy for Climate Change, to discuss global goals and what progress can be expected ahead of an international agreement scheduled for 2015.
At the U.N. Climate Summit, President Obama said the United States recognized its role in creating the growing threat of climate change, but that developed and developing nations would all have to do their part. Jeffrey Brown reports on the challenges of reaching a potential international agreement on display at the summit.
The United Nations Climate Summit Tuesday in New York brought together heads of state with leaders from the private sector and civil society to address the world’s climate crisis. As VOA’s Rosanne Skirble reports, while the event is not a negotiating session, its outcome can serve to build momentum for a new climate treaty by 2015
Police on Monday night arrested 100 protesters participating in the “Flood Wall Street” demonstrations. Angry with capitalism and with corporations’ disregard for the state of the environment, a large group turned out in heart of New York City to express their displeasure. The event came the day before world leaders met at the UN to discuss global warming and also coincided with the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevksy has details on the protests.
The Clinton Global Initiative, CGI, is demanding an end to elephant poaching. Over a dozen African and Asian leaders joined former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton for a discussion Tuesday in New York. (Sept. 23)
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