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December 2, 2011

Not the time to COP out

This Tuesday evening I had the opportunity to hear Sheila Watt-Cloutier speak on climate change in the Arctic and the human rights impact on Inuit and indeed the rest of us as a result of government inaction to fight global warming. It was a dire warning and an uplifting speech that left me wanting to do more. If you have an hour, listen to her presentation, which was broadcast live to universities across Canada and around the world from Mount A via Sheila’s presentation.

With COP-17 meetings happening right now in Durban, South Africa, we can only hope the governments of the world will do the right thing and create drastic and enforceable policy surrounding greenhouse gas production. If they don’t, well, we will all pay. Our children will pay.