Our Blog | December 2009

Happy Solstice!

by: Heather on 12/21/2009
Posted in: Events

On the shortest day of the year, we celebrate the return of the sun.

Whether you are enjoying the festivities today, or just breathing a sigh of relief in passing that the days are going to start getting longer again, we wish you light and love.

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COP 15 Roundup

by: EJ on 12/21/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

I just found this great post from Russ Walker on Grist that compiles quotes and links to editorial reactions to the Copenhagen agreement around the world.

It's too weak! ... No, it was a fool's errand to begin with ... China is to blame! Of course not, it was the United States that brokered a bad deal for the world's poor ... There's no hope ... …

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Copenhagen Accord

by: Heather on 12/18/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

The Washington Post has acquired a copy of the signed Copenhagen Accord. When you click the link, the first page is blank (oh the rich irony) so you have to scroll down quite a bit before you see anything. It's a bit early for detailed analysis - we will bring you more of that as it becomes available.

The Wall Street Journal and other mainstream …

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Brazil and France call late night meeting

by: EJ on 12/17/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

This morning in Copenhagen was met with a mix of optimism and pessimism. The combined proposals to cut carbon still add up to a 3.9 degree temperature change, something it appears the negoitiators already knew, but hope is building that heads of state (our Honourable Prime Minister Harper excluded) will still be able to forge a Fair, Ambitious and …

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Say Yes in Copenhagen

by: Heather on 12/16/2009
Posted in: Climate Change

For climate activists around the world, check out the video poem Say Yes from poet-activist Andrea Gibson. I'd love to send it as a message to all the delegates and leaders in Copenhagen. Here's a taste:

play like there's no time for hoping brighter days will come
play like the apocalypse is only 4...3...2
but you have a drum in your chest that …

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