Author: Maia D

Adapting to a Changing World

The Copenhagen climate conference taught me we will have to adapt to the effects of climate change. If this had not been clear in my mind beforehand, the stories I heard from global young people awoke me to reality. I heard about droughts in Kenya and floods in Bangladesh. Youth from my local area shared […]

Recent Protests

As COP15 comes to a close, actions at the conference center intensify. Many of you are probably wondering why this is happening or what it is achieving. I thought I could answer this in a very personal way based on my experiences at the conference. While at the conference, I have had conversations with people […]

More from the March

Yesterday’s march was thrilling. An estimated 100,000 people participated in the demonstration, and as someone who was there, my brain could not comprehend the scale of this massive call for climate action. While my camera is not shooting very defined pictures, I wanted to share what I have as we continue to write the story […]

Offsetting our Travels

All across the news this week we have been hearing about the many private jets flying into the U.N. climate negotiations. It seems unfortunate that this event, meant to solve climate change, will generate such a large carbon footprint. We too in Expedition Copenhagen will be flying overseas for this conference, and we acknowledge our […]

Recent Climate Talk Boycotts and the Importance of Global Youth Representation

News came in from the U.N. Barcelona climate talks last week that African countries had walked out on the negotiations. They were protesting developed countries’ unwillingness to set firm carbon reduction commitments, saying the talks could not continue without rich nations assuming their responsibilities. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has determined that developed […]

Maia Dedrick, Logistics Coordinator

School: University of Michigan Ann Arbor (alumna) Areas of Study: Anthropology, Classical Archaeology, and Cello Performance Maia grew up in Minnesota and attended school in Michigan and considers herself Midwestern through and through. In the summers of 2007 and 2008, Maia performed thesis research in Mayan archaeology in Belize. Her experiences studying anthropology at home […]