Ok, I know this is not exactly breaking news -- but this news about our world's ever decreasing icy lands seems worth passing along if only because of this striking map of the entire globe and ice loss. Check it out!
Exhaustion. Excitement. Disappointment. Hope. Confusion. Contentment. All emotions I felt on my last day in Copenhagen.
I’m home now, and what an adventure this has been. Despite the problems with the final agreement (which I’ll talk about in a minute,) I’m totally glad I went and proud to have taken part in this historic event.
Hooray for break, no homework, homemade COOKIES and amazing movies on TV!
As you kick back and relax, we just wanna say: have a wonderful holiday! Below is a photo of our entire crew hanging out in Oakland last week.
Did you know you can find us in a few new places this spring? That's right! Check us out in New York / New Jersey; the D.C.-area; Austin, TX; Atlanta, Georgia and Denver, Colorado!
When Matt and I were in Copenhagen we caught up with the Stanford students, and have found their experiences at COP15 to be very insightful. One of the students, Sarah Rizk, has had two interesting posts, "The Challenge of Communicating Complex System Science" and an Interview with Rob Dunbar of Stanford University, which I have re-posted below. Thanks, Sarah!
Someone may ask you at your next holiday party and if you read this post, you'll have an answer! Or, at least the beginning of one. So before you shut off your computer and go see Avatar (which you definitely SHOULD), check out what happened over in Denmark and how it affects us.
After two weeks of nonstop talking, the world's climate leaders and negotiators have left Copenhagen without a deal. Well, sort-of. They have a political agreement... kind of. Here's what I mean:
By Alec Loorz - ACE Youth Leader
Wow, I feel so inspired while writing this. The highlight of my day was a speech by Al Gore calling upon the world leaders to take real action for the youth of this and every generation.
By Kevin Hsu
We were heading into a briefing for civil society by UNFCCC head Yvo de Boer, when I noticed a gaggle of cameras and a crowd of conference-goers gathering a short distance from the auditorium entrance. I slipped out of line, and as I edged closer, I realized AOSIS (Association of Small Island States, a bloc of 43 countries) was holding a press conference to lay out the group’s negotiating position.
Today was my third day in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark for the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. The conference center is just so overwhelming, in a good way. There is so much awesome going on at once, it’s hard to take it all in.