Representatives and leaders from over one hundred nations gathered in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) on December 7-18 to try to negotiate a new international climate treaty. Climate Central scientists provided insight into this historic event.
- Trends Accelerating: a graphical summary of key observations from the Copenhagen Diagnosis, an international scientific report updating our knowledge of climate change since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published its Fourth Assessment Report in 2007
- Higher Seas This Century: new sea level rise projections in the Copenhagen Diagnosis nearly triple earlier expectations
Climate Scoreboard: an interactive, downloadable scoreboard from Climate Interactive. The Climate Scoreboard uses the C-ROADS simulation to calculate the long-term climate impacts of proposals under consideration in the negotiations to produce a global climate treaty.
- Photos from Copenhagen: See snapshots of the activities in Copenhagen on Climate Central's Flickr site, and also photos from the community of bloggers who were there.
- As a scientist and a first-time observer of the international political process to combat climate change, Nicole Heller wonders about the role of science.
Covering Copenhagen: A Day in the Life
Andrew Freedman reports on his acclimation to the climate summit.
The Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Read About Climate Change, or Maybe Anything
Philip Duffy gets fired up about a new paper published in Nature.
Analysis of US Delegation’s Climate Numbers
Climate Central scientists analyze the claims made at COP15 by the US Climate Change Special Envoy Todd Stern.
US Delegation's Carbon Figures Check Out, But Mask Divides
Climate Central fact checks special envoy's press conference statements.
The Sexiest Men Alive
Philip Duffy blogs about energy efficiency and desire, in Copenhagen.
A Carbon-Reducing Bicycle Wheel?
The “Copenhagen Wheel” debuts today as a way to encourage bike commuting and thus reduce overall emissions. Whether or not it works, the technology is pretty clever.
Negotiators Zero in on Forest Deal
Andrew Freedman reports on progress towards a deal to keep forest carbon in forests and out of the atmosphere.
The (Hidden) Cost of Climate Change
Philip Duffy asks whether we can afford to ignore climate change.
Arctic Ice Flows Appear to be Moving Faster than COP15 Negotiators
Nicole Heller and Andrew Freedman write about science meeting politics at the Copenhagen conference.
Stopping Climate Change: What We Can Learn from Refrigerators
Philip Duffy reflects on a presentation by Steve Chu, the Nobel-prize winning physicist who now leads the U.S. Department of Energy.
Seeing REDD in Copenhagen
Nicole Heller accompanies delegates as they search for funds to save Nigerian forests—and keep their carbon out of the atmosphere.
At COP15, Science on the Sidelines
Climate Central contributor Andrew Freedman reports from the conference in Copenhagen.
Copenhagen and "Climategate"
Andrew Freedman explores how the controversy of stolen emails sets the scene for the Copenhagen summit.
Things In Motion Sooner Catch the Eye than What Not Stirs
Ben Strauss considers the current controversy over email stolen from climate scientists.