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Is it Dead?

Is it Dead?

By: Christine Burns ’14 Yesterday, Canada officially dropped out of the Kyoto Protocol. At the beginning of the COP, Canada announced that they would not be prepared to sign on to another commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. They have now officially gone through with that statement. Along with Canada, Japan and Russia, have decided not to continue with phase two of Kyoto. Everyone here at the COP is all up in a flurry about this. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Key COP17 Issues, Student Research, Environmental Politics

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

By: Christine Burns ’14 While we did not see tigers and bears, we did see lions and many other exciting African animals while on Safari this past weekend.  On Friday afternoon, we packed up our outdoor gear, and headed for Hluhluwe Game Reserve. The researchers at the park were kind enough to share some of their research and let us stay at their research station. It was an amazing experience. Saturday morning Anna and I were woken up … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Mosaic Action

A Continuation of Kyoto: Is It Worth It?

A Continuation of Kyoto: Is It Worth It?

By: Christine Burns 14 While the we have been running around to side events and interviews, the delegates of the COP have been tackling some big issues.  I am starting to get a sense that the general situation is that each country or block of countries is dealing with different issues from desertification, to sea-level rise, to economic downfall at home that they cannot see eye to eye on this rather broad issue of anthropogenic climate … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Key COP17 Issues, Student Research, Mosaic Action

Here at Last!

Here at Last!

By: Christine Burns 14 We’ll we are here in Durban at last! It’s hard to believe that all of our hard work over the past few months has finally come to this. it is absolutely amazing here. Everyone is very welcoming and very friendly.  When we were told that we would be interviewing international delegates I was very intimidated, but everyone is very willing to share the information they have and give me the most accurate … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Key COP17 Issues, Student Research, Mosaic Action, Environmental Politics, Environmental Justice