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Humans of COP22 – Native American Canadian Youth Delegate

Humans of COP22 – Native American Canadian Youth Delegate

How do you feel about the results of the presidential election? I wish Bernie didn’t drop out. It could have saved so many people… I don’t think [Trump] totally understands his own capacity—I don’t think he’s smart enough, to be honest. He doesn’t know what it takes to be president, I don’t think he understands how much work is put into it, and he’s just going to bulldoze whatever he feels like isn’t working without respecting process… To be honest,…

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Talking About the Elephant in the Room—COP22 Reacts to Trump’s Election

Talking About the Elephant in the Room—COP22 Reacts to Trump’s Election

“Before we open up for a Q&A,” said Karen Florini, “I’d like to remind everybody that the questions must be directly related to the topic of this panel, and not about the events of last night—as much as you’d like to ask them.” Florini, a deputy special envoy for climate change from the U.S. Department of State, had the unenviable responsibility of moderating a U.S. Green Building Council discussion on how health impacts could inspire local climate action—the day after…

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Knowing What We Don’t Know—Earth Information Day at COP22

Knowing What We Don’t Know—Earth Information Day at COP22

The one thing we can all agree on is that climate change sparks a host of complex questions. Besides the questions of whether it’s occurring in the first place and if we’re responsible (hint: yes and yes), the debate then turns to its repercussions—how is climate change affecting our world? Our oceans? People and ecosystems of all nations and coasts? And most importantly, what can we do about it? Unfortunately, it’s difficult—not to mention costly and ineffective—to fix something that…

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