Snow Storms and the REDD+ Gala

On Wednesday, Renee Willoughby and I served as the lead ushers at the REDD+ Gala at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, an awards ceremony honoring various environmental and political leaders for their work in the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD) Program (We did not actually get a …

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50,000 Demonstrators Expected for Today’s Protest March in Copenhagen

“I would rather see no deal at all than a watered-down version that doesn’t help anyone,” fellow U of M delegate Ahmed Tawfik told Keith Schneider of Circle of Blue and Climate Action Network. Ahmed isn’t alone.  Only half way through the conference, already many people are beginning to fear that the bureaucratic powers-at-be won’t …

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Water + Climate

An excerpt taken from Circle of Blue, the non-profit journalism organization reporting the global freshwater crisis that I work for...this excerpt comes from our "Water + Climate" series in the lead-up to the Copenhagen Conference which features news articles linking global climate change and water-related problems in the areas of agriculture, energy, infrastructure, and human …

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Dynamic Adaptability

My name is Merry Walker and I'm attending the COP 15 as a University of Michigan College of Engineering representative. I am absolutely honored to be a delegate for Michigan and hope to gain insight into how science/technology influences policy-making on issues that are inherently science-based but policy-influenced. I believe that government interactions are absolutely …

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