08 Dec '11, 2pm

US youth steal the show at the UN climate talks in Durban #Cop17 Kudos, #Abigail_Borah

US youth steal the show at the UN climate talks in Durban #Cop17 Kudos, #Abigail_Borah

This guest post was written by Alex Stark who is reporting from the UN Cimate Talks in Durban, South Africa, as part of the Adopt a Negotiator program and TckTckTck . Tensions are rising rapidly in Durban, even as the negotiations continue on (in theory), somewhere behind closed doors. Normally the final days of the COP are a swirl of frenetic activity, as ministers run from meeting to meeting and rumors change direction by the minute. But Durban is starting to feel like a zombie COP: as Liz Gallagher of E3G put it in an interview with OneClimate , "I think at the moment we're sleepwalking into a particularly bad outcome." The frustration is being expressed most overtly by NGOs and activists here, who may be gearing up to take desperate action before the week's end. Already, one particularly brave young American woman gave many observers goosebumps this morning: as US nego...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/climate-change/us-youth-steal-s...

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