Saturday, December 26, 2009
Hi readers! Happy Holidays! I made it back safe to Minnesota and have been reflecting on the conference. Even though the outcome wasn't what many of us were hoping for, we have come a long way in the last few years. We now must look forward and try and influence what comes out of the Senate and stay informed about what will be happening this summer in preparation for Mexico City this coming November. Mexico City will probably be the last chance for a treaty before Kyoto commitment period ends in 2012. Through all the ups and downs of the conference, there were more positive aspects than negative. We got to figure out who wants and needs to step up and what nations are holding us all up. We also got to see the beauty and dedication of many in the movement, I think it is encouraging that there are thousands and thousands of people dedicated to making a difference. I hope that our government will come around and understand that there are many benefits to mitigating climate change.