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”

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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”

Why I’m Not Convinced by U.S. & China Climate Announcements

Is approaching the news that the U.S. and China have both come to an agreement to reduce carbon emissions with fierce skepticism an indicator that neither of these countries have proven to be trustworthy? Yes. Just because neither of these countries have shown ambition or commitment in the past does not mean that the minimal targetsContinue reading “Why I’m Not Convinced by U.S. & China Climate Announcements”

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…

Byline? Skyline.

Every evening, I have a long hour and a half to two hour long bus ride back from the QNCC (conference center) and my hotel. In the event that I am not sitting next to anyone, or anyone who would like to talk, this is my go to song: “I got, got to get GetContinue reading “Byline? Skyline.”

Hotel Fun Facts

Well.. some of them are not so fun… some of them are just interesting observations. Perhaps “quirks” is a better word: There is a small hose next to the toilet There is not a shower curtain and none of us can figure out how to shower without recreating a scene from “Titanic” in the bathroomContinue reading “Hotel Fun Facts”

Doha Dreamin’

Having never left the continental U.S. before, I can tell you that I am very nervous about finally taking that giant leap (or flight) out. I’m over the age of twenty, but just got my very first passport a few months ago. I’m getting ready to attend COP18, the United Nations Framework Convention on ClimateContinue reading “Doha Dreamin’”