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On the Ground in Cancun: Youth Activists Throw Down the Gauntlet

Nearly 200 countries are represented at the U.N. climate summit this week in Cancun, Mexico. There are also caucuses speaking up for the interests of women, indigenous people, and others whose voices often haven’t been heard. Today I spent some … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun, Part 4: An American in Brussels

There are times and places where being an American can make you the center of attention, and not always in a fun way. When your country does things that the rest of the world sees as selfish, short-sighted, ignorant, arrogant … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun, Part 3: There’s Something About Connie

The EU’s top climate official is the Mick Jagger of eurocrats. Connie Hedegaard has a reputation for being whip smart, politically savvy and intensely passionate about the need to move forward on dealing with climate change. And when the Danish … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun, Part 2: The View from Brussels

The planet is sliding down a rapidly deteriorating path toward a global climate catastrophe, and unless the rest of the world starts acting a lot more like Europe — and fast — we’re all toast. That’s a very condensed, highly … Continue reading

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The Road to Cancun: Europe and the Next Climate Conference

It’s 4 a.m. and I’m jet-lagging in a hotel room in Brussels. Italian soccer highlights on the muted TV, ragged graffiti scrawled on the nearly 200-year-old walls of the Jardin Botanique just outside my window. I’m here with nearly 100 … Continue reading

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