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In early September, the UN Secretary-General has given the alarm signal by urging all governments to accelerate preparations for finalising the KYOTO successor agreement before the end of 2009. He has called upon them to engage in substantive talks at the next preparatory conference in Poznan in December 2008. Despite a massive input of manpower… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Malta is among the very few EU countries whose energy supply is 100% based on fossil sources, essentially oil. No wonder that its per capita emissions of C02 are unacceptably high for a country situated in Europe’s southern sun-belt. With 7 tons annually it exceeds France’s output! This situation is not sustainable. Oil prices are… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Ever heard that climate change is the no 1 issue for humanity? Since oil prices have fallen by 20 percent from their record level of $147/b and Russia has invaded Georgia, humanity seems to have forgotten the looming climate catastrophe. And with gasoline prices down to more acceptable levels everyone seems to have adapted to… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein