Author: Liana B

Wild for Wade Davis

Davis has two TED talks up on the web site. The second is about belief and ritual. You can find it here. In his speeches, Wade expounds on what unites us. “We all share the same adaptive imperatives—we’re all born, we all bring our children into the world, we go through initiation rites, we have to […]

Helping Guatemala in Copenhagen

With hopes fading that countries will reach an international climate treaty in Copenhagen, it comes as some consolation that progress has been made to preserve the world’s forests. On Wednesday, six of the world’s richest countries including the U.S., Australia and Japan announced they would pledge $3.5 billion to halt deforestation in developing countries. Announcements […]

Is Your Mayor in Copenhagen?

Protests rocked Copenhagen this week, but I’ll leave them to the mainstream media and instead focus on acting locally. Many municipal mayors are showing up in Copenhagen. At first I thought they were just jumping on the bandwagon, but I soon discovered they’re taking part in a parallel summit organized by local and regional governments […]

In Copenhagen, one skier wants to save our snow

At the U.N. climate talks, droves of delegates in suits walk beside young activists in T-shirts, but there’s only one person in the building with a pair of skis strapped to her back. That’s Alison Gannett, an extreme skier who holds World Cup Free-skiing titles and starring roles in Warren Miller films of the ’90s. […]

Is your mayor in Copenhagen?

Protests rocked Copenhagen this week, but I’ll leave them to the mainstream media and instead focus on acting locally. Many municipal mayors are showing up in Copenhagen. At first I thought they were just jumping on the bandwagon, but I soon discovered they’re taking part in a parallel summit organized by local and regional governments […]

Secretary Chu snubs Canada’s environment minister

The Toronto Star “Summit Insider” blog reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s snubbed Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice out of a photo op on Monday at the Copenhagen climate talks. On Monday, Toby Heaps, a Canadian magazine editor, was handed a Canadian delegation press release about a photo-op to occur with the two officials […]

Canada’s PR nightmare in Copenhagen

The Toronto Star “Summit Insider” blog reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu snubbed Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice out of a photo op on Monday at the Copenhagen climate talks. On Monday, Toby Heaps, a Canadian magazine editor, was handed a Canadian delegation press release about a photo-op with the two officials occuring outside […]

Will talks about the Canadian Arctic

Polar explorer Will Steger is famous for his world record traverses of the North and South Poles. Right now I’m in Copenhagen with his foundation, a non-profit based in Minnesota, that promotes climate change education. Over the past week, I’ve had a chance to spend time with Steger and hear his eyewitness account of drastic […]

Dear Canadian Geographic Readers

Polar explorer Will Steger is famous for his world record traverses of the North and South Poles. Right now I’m in Copenhagen with his foundation, a non-profit based in Minnesota that promotes climate change education. Over the past week, I’ve had a chance to spend time with Steger and hear his eyewitness account of drastic […]

Why the walkout?

Cross-posted on the Huffington Post Media has been reporting all day on a walkout by developing countries that have sent the whole negotiations into disarray. These countries are worried that the Kyoto protocol will be thrown into the compost bin, as developed countries don’t want to agree on providing the financing or technology for a […]