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Long time no blog…

Hi All Idaho CAN readers (we know you are out there!).  I apologize for the extended hiatus and letting the website lapse.  Thanks go to Susie for keeping up with the site during my extended period of laziness.


Sue Skinner to speak Feb. 25

The Idaho Climate Action Network will host speaker Sue Skinner on “Environmental Issues and Legacies within the Portneuf Watershed – an EPA Community Based Perspective” at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N. 15th Ave., 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 25. Skinner has been the Community Based Environmental Protection Specialist in Pocatello since 2002 in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 Office of Ecosystems, Tribal, and Public Affairs. She will include specifics on climate change as it relates to air and water quality topics in our area. The public is invited and questions are welcome.

            The Idaho Climate Action Network, or Idaho CAN, mission is to educate the public about climate change and global warming. Simple actions such as what we eat, what we drive, how we build our homes, etc., have an effect on our immediate surroundings, as well as worldwide.

For more information about Idaho CAN, please contact Marv McCall, 232-9250 or visit

UN eyes global warming pact by 2009

By JOSEPH COLEMAN, Associated Press Writer

BALI, Indonesia – In a dramatic finish to a U.N. climate conference, world leaders adopted a plan Saturday for negotiating a new global warming pact by 2009, after the United States backed down in a battle over wording supported by developing nations and Europe.

The U.S. stand had drawn loud boos and sharp rebukes — “Lead … or get out of the way!” one delegate demanded — before Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky reversed her position, clearing the way adoption of the so-called Bali Roadmap.”

World poised to sign climate deal

The world was poised to agree an historic deal to tackle global warming tonight, as a last-minute compromise appeared to have saved the UN climate talks.

The agreement, which lays the foundation for a new worldwide treaty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, was expected to be finalised tonight. The breakthrough comes after two weeks of torturous discussions, insults, arguments, threatened boycotts and trade sanctions, as countries fought over who should take responsibility for major cuts in carbon pollution.

Al Gore lays blame for Bali stalemate on U.S.

By Gerard Wynn

NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore drew cheers at 190-nation talks by saying the United States was the main block to launching negotiations in Bali on a new global climate treaty.

Link to Bali

If anyone is interested in staying current with what is happening in Bali during the strategy meetings to develop policies to combat global climate change, information can be found at

Final IPCC report: Only URGENT action will do

VALENCIA, Spain (AFP) – UN chief Ban Ki-moon demanded that politicians next month smash the deadlock on tackling global warming, saying a report issued on Saturday by a Nobel-winning climate panel “has set the stage for a real breakthrough.”

“We cannot afford to leave Bali without such a breakthrough,” the secretary general said, referring to a conference running on the Indonesian island from December 3-14, tasked with setting a strategy for deepening cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions.

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