Photo by Edward Allen L. Lim (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Photo by Edward Allen L. Lim (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

In the wake of the disappointing outcome at the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen last month, uncertainty about a future deal weighs heavily on the shoulders of climate experts, environmentalists and some politicians. The UN would like a binding deal in place by the end of this year. A failure to reach an agreement for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions – or even a 12 month delay – could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences in terms of climate change for many areas of the world. Risks associated with climate change apply to even relatively safe countries like the UK.

Watch this video report from Al Jazeera English for more details on this story:
Al Jazeera English – Future of climate talks unclear

About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.



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