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December 2018

The Challenges of Week Two: "The Devil is in the Details"

Special Cop 24 Bus
Our morning routine on the treadmill of participating in COP24 has been getting more efficient. The heavy frost last Thursday morning coated cars and grass alike. The air smelled worse and my chest seemed tighter as we walked to catch the green-wrapped COP 24 bus. For more, see Karen's Blog...

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Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well

Week One of COP 24 Did Not End Well for Science or the Climate: If You Don’t Like the Science, Refuse to “Welcome” It. Negotiating Party groupings in the UNFCCC.Graphic by Jonas Haller https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbrella_Group#/media/File:UNFCCC_Party_Groupings.svg BOTTOM LINE: On Saturday night December 8, 2018, at the closing Plenary of the Subsidiary Body...

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Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo

Clear, easy to read slide
Treading Water in a Sea of Acronyms: RINGO BINGO Lingo Meeting Room 25. Ghana has the next question. Photo by Karen D.Kendrick-Hands */ On Monday December 4, with first-day-of-school jitters, Larry and I re-crossed streetcar tracks several times before we found the Main entrance to the COP24 complex, passed security...

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COP24 Blog 2

Into the Belly of the Beast: a just transition away from coal. December 4, 2018, update from the UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) climate talks in Poland, COP 24 This map of Europe shows how much carbon is released relatively in generating electricity. Poland, host country...

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COP24 Blog 3

COP24, Katowice, Poland
The IPCC Special Report on 1.5ºC: 12 Years, Technology Leapfrogs, and Opportunities December 6, 2018, update from the UNFCCC (The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) climate talks in Poland, COP 24 SBSTA(Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice)-IPCC special event: Unpacking the new scientific knowledge and key findings...

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