Environmental Justice

Despite the growing attention paid to climate change, many environmental issues remain chronically underreported. This section of the Weave is devoted to analysis and discussion of perspectives, stories, and struggles that are too often left out of the public debate on the future of the planet.

"Open-ended informal consulation"

This was a dull title to a rather provocative meeting demonstrating country positionality during the negotiations process.  Although the official negotiations are translated, it seems as though communication between the negotiating blocs aren't being heard.237 This afternoon Kenya tipped-off the session drawing attention to climate change impacts to humanity in developing countries.  Kenya, Botswana, and Ecuador, all confirmed their support for a second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.  (The first commitment period requiring

University of Montana, annual representation at COP?

228 After being here a few days, I am really just starting to feel my way around and understand how things at this conference work.  There's a lot of opportunities to network with forward-thinking organizations like Climate Action Network350.org, (not to mention dozens of farming and conservation groups) while meeting other activist-minded students from all over the world.  If the University of Montana were to develop an annual commitment to send a contingent&nb

Oh, Canada...?

Yesterday morning I hopped on a shuttle that took me away from downtown Durban.  Outside the gated, policed, and polished conference center I finally saw Africa.  The streets were alive with people, Toyotas, curio shops, and street vendors.  I took a deep breath--relieved to be away from the security and formality of the negotiations.  Hustle and bustle along my route eventually turned into quite neighborhoods.  Before long the shuttle rounded a red-dirt corner and dropped me off at a middle school.  Here I joined folks from

Selective Articulation Much?

The Huffington Post recently published an article that surfaced all the negative, to say the least, aspects of Keystone XL.  This article carefully walks through the current heated debates between the U.S.

Jet lag, overstimulation, inspiration

223 After sleeping like a baby on the plane ride here, I unfortunately spent most of last night staring at the ceiling.  Have to chalk it up to jet lag more so than anything else.  (This is my excuse for any incoherency that follows…). 

high in the sky

As I sit on a plane high above the brown winter fields of Missouri, a light haze clouds the otherwise sunny skies.  My view of the quilted ground is partial, obscured by the immense engine churning below the plane’s wing.  I am six hours into my journey—only twenty four left to go.  The hours, the miles, the continent passing, and the ocean soon to come have returned carbon to my thoughts and guilt to my feelings.  The irony of expending a year’s share of carbon to attend a climate change negotiations that is predicted to be less than lackluster (in ter

Don't be too Excited

So after the delay of the pipeline announced just a few weeks back, the opposition is facing more struggles.  While we have been able to temporarily postpone any progression of the 1,700 mile long pipeline, opposers are warned to to bee too excited. 

WE STOPPED THE PIPELINE

Earlier today, it was reported that President Barak Obama approved the delay of the pipeline!  Prostesting and persistance is winning!

Another D.C. Protest!

This past weekend, there was yet another protest in Washington, D.C. This protest hit an all time high of 10,000 protesters!  This protest brought the growing Occupy Wall Street movement to this protest.

 

Opposition to the pipeline is growing, students, actors/actresses, teachers, locals, everyone is getting involved!

The Canadian Economy

So, throughout these articles I have been posting, I have notice a common trend: voices of big corporations and government are being heard and the "underdogs" of media, aka the locals, Native Americans, Environmentalist groups, etc.