Our Blood is the Redline

Our blood is the Redline   Let rage empower and embolden you Despair and sadness can’t steal your light We do not make compromises- those are the tools of the guilty We must remember: we are here to live, not just to survive   My tears cannot fix the drought ravaging my home Or undoContinue reading “Our Blood is the Redline”

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COP21 Green-washed Logo is a Tonne of Hot Air

Literally. Does this logo just released by the UNFCCC remind you of anything? Something that is touted as green but in reality is leading to Tonnes of methane emissions and ruining air, water, and human health around the world?  “Natural” Gas company and project logos, perhaps? You know- that ones that make this dangerous andContinue reading “COP21 Green-washed Logo is a Tonne of Hot Air”

We Said We’d Be Back #volveremos

But are we really? We have been so limited that I wonder if we really are here. The first three days of the conference can be described in a few words: Inaction, Redundancy, and Frustration. And yet… Here we are. Civil Society, the people supposed to be represented by our negotiators, fighting to be heard. WhileContinue reading “We Said We’d Be Back #volveremos”

Drought, Earthquakes, and Corporations- Oh My!

Climate Change is Strictly Business In the wake of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck California’s wine country on August 24th, 2014 (the largest since the 1989 Loma Prieta quake with a magnitude of 6.9) it’s time for this drought-ridden state to wake up.   I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. SomeContinue reading “Drought, Earthquakes, and Corporations- Oh My!”

A Crash Course in Climate Change

Originally posted on Epoch:
Climate Change – it’s all the buzz these days. The phrase is filling up the airways, and with all the heated discussions, impassioned speeches, and downright arguments – it’s easy to lose track of what’s actually happening to our planet. So let’s start with some facts:      Climate is not the…

Let the COP Begin!!!

Monday, November 26 marked the opening of the Conference of Parties 18 (COP18). My day started off bright and early with a meeting with Youth NGOs (YOUNGO) to discuss and share our ideas and what work we would like to get done at this COP. The official day of the COP started with the opening plenary.Continue reading “Let the COP Begin!!!”