I've just witnesed an intense protest here in Coepnhagen. The event was called Reclaim Power and was supposed to be a peaceful protest by civil society in response to being shut out of the negotiations, but it wasnt so peaceful. I'll write a more indepth post soon, but in the meantime check out the footage I got. I was right in the thick of things until the tear gas got going at which point I left.
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How interesting that with the onset of Copenhagen, hate mail at Sierra Club Canada has increased substantially.
We have been accused of having something to hide.
We have been accused of being part of the biggest hoax in human history - a.k.a. climate change.
We have been accused of being funded by Exxon Mobile.
We have even been called "Nazis" and "climate terrorists."
Possibily the strangest, one woman told us that our "ox had been gored." Now I'm not sure what that means, but it was all written in capitals so I'm assuming it was hate mail.
Ever the eternal diplomat, the consensus builder, the peace-maker, it is my natural inclination to seek to understand why someone would say these things and to find a way to work towards a common ground.... Read more »
Below is the Climate Network Canada’s press release about our most recent fossil:... Read more »
As Week Two began at the Copenhagen Climate Conference, confusion reigned as numbers exploded, positions entrenched and pressure mounted.
Fresh from a weekend of an enormous peaceful climate march (where a minority, but sizable number of people were arrested) over the weekend, the conference talks continued to be stalled on key issues dividing rich and poor countries with two key issues of contension: whether or not to maintain keep or scrap the Kyoto Protocol after its 2012 expiry date; and how much industrialized countries should aid the developing world in financing the low-carbon transition.
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Breaking News in Copenhagen: Secret Cap-and-Trade Proposal Confirms That Canada Has No Intention of Meeting its 2020 GHG TargetsSubmitted by Emily Rideout on Tue, 2009-12-15 03:59
Sierra Club has just learned (via Climate Action Network Canada) that the Harper government has plans to futher weaken its climate change targets and policies. The fact that this government wants to weaken one of the weakest targets in the world is shocking. Please spread this story far and wide, and call you're MP or PM Harper himself at 1-866-599-4999 (ask to leave a message for the PM or for Environment Minister Jim Prentice). A rapid response to this news at home will show the Harper government that Canadians are watching the actions of his negotiationg team.
Read the CBC article here
Watch the CBC National here
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