Arab youth arrested at COP; Canadians confront Kent

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An hour ago, two members of the Arab Youth Climate Movement were  arrested. They held up a banner in the COP18 conference centre that read, “Qatar, why host, not lead?”. Onlookers erupted in cheers as they were escorted out. In their wake, the mood was sombre. The process at COP is failing, the deal on the … Continue reading

Canada’s first first-place fossil for financial failure

Cross-posted at itstheecologystupid. Yesterday, Canada received the ‘honour’ of a first-place Fossil of the Day (the award is given for bad performance during the negotiations). Though not our first Fossil in Doha, it is our first time owning the top of the podium all to ourselves at COP18. What did we do this time? In 2012, the Fast … Continue reading