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Who Are We?

Anthony and Taylor are DePauw University students planning to spend the next several months tracking the UN climate negotiations. They’re no experts on international climate policy, but over the next months, they will attend two UN climate conferences, take a class on International Climate Policy, interview various stakeholders in Indiana and abroad, and learn as much as they can about global climate disruption and the politics of solving it. They think climate disruption is that important to their own future and to global justice. On this blog, they write about everything from the noise at their German hostel to power plays on the UN floor and the most recent climate science discoveries.

They carry with them three, burdensome questions.

  1. How do the global climate negotiations work?
  2. Is it possible for non-governmental actors to affect the negotiations? How can your voice be heard? (It’s a double question.)
  3. Can the major political bodies of the world agree to an international strategy for mitigating and adapting to climate change?

These are the Copenhagen questions. Thanks for reading!

-Taylor and Anthony

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Alaina permalink
    May 30, 2009 4:42 pm

    Ich mag Ihre zweite Frage … nicht abwarten kann, zu hören, über den Lärm in Ihrem Hotel!

  2. Keith B. Stanford permalink
    June 4, 2009 6:25 pm

    I’m so proud of you guys taking your interests and commitment to the world stage! Find time to have fun and come back soon!!!

  3. June 10, 2009 7:13 pm

    Keep on keepin’ on! I’m a 57-year old Weather Expert who has spent many years in Panama (humid heat), Yuma AZ (dry heat) and now back on the Caribbean Side in Costa Rica (Three 100-year flood events since November 15th of 2008). It’s obvious something has changed in the Stratosphere, as patterns, whether dry or wet are becoming increasingly more intense.
    Trying to play “Selective Amnesia” just isn’t gonna’ work any more.
    Best wishes and will be reading always.

    Caribbean Costaricans Tour Operator
    Puerto Limon,Costa Rica

  4. Shannon Gibson permalink
    July 6, 2009 4:46 pm

    Hey there — I’m a PhD in International Studies at the University of Miami, FL who’s working on somewhat similar research…tracing the processes of transnational activism specifc to climate change/climate justice and the UNFCCC process…while also making a critical comment on the marginalized role these groups (particularly those from the Global South) are allowed to play in the negotiations. Just came across your blog while web surfing and found it all pretty interesting.

    If you can drop me a line at Would like to talk to you both about research, UN observor status, lodging/travel, etc. for the COP 15 if you have a chance 🙂

  5. bro. Julian permalink
    December 22, 2009 12:30 pm

    Hey Taylor,

    man you are busy like ever. Very proud of you bro. Next time you are here let me know and I will come to see you.

    Q 3 is the most interesting to me. Question is what influences the different perceptions of the necessity of climate control? Culture, how is a country effected, wealth, lobbyists…? You guys will find out.

    Have a good christmas time and happy new year.


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