Cartoon alert: Several thousand delegates meet in Doha, Qatar all week to negotiate climate change actions and co-operation for the 18th time since 1995. Summing up 18 years of such negotiations, I just found an 83 second cartoon via Andrew Revkin’s DotEarth blog at the New York Times:
On a more serious note, Nature just published a commentary (.pdf) on how these international climate negotiations have evolved over time and perhaps lost their effectiveness. Their conclusion is that present United Nation structures hinder progress towards international co-operation to moderate climate change. Credit here goes to Roger Pielke’s blog where the original authors of the Nature Commentary give a brief summary of their findings.
Schroeder, H., Boykoff, M., & Spiers, L. (2012). Equity and state representations in climate negotiations Nature Climate Change, 2 (12), 834-836 DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1742