Happy One Year Anniversary
I didn't recognize it yesterday, but November 27 was the one year anniversary for the Climate blog at the Toronto Star - the blog was launched exactly a year ago, just a couple of days before I would be packing my bags for the Poland for the UN Climate negotiations.
While in Poland, the UN negotiations were sparsely filled with journalists, and most Canadians were distracted (and rightfully so) by the Parliament drama that brought the word 'pro-rogue' into our public vocabulary. However, I attempted with several blog posts a day to communicate to Toronto Star readers on the importance, the events and quirky stories of the conference, including interviews with Elizabeth May and then newly-minted environment minister Jim Prentice.
This year is completely different - not only are major Western media outlets sending reporters to Copenhagen (including the Star's Allan Woods), but with the expected presence of Stephen Harper and Barack Obama at the conference, the world's eyes will be on the summit to see if world leaders can indeed get over what has prevented them from creating a world climate treaty so far.
I leave for Copenhagen in six days, and will once again be blogging, tweeting, and providing the occasional video on this important conference, grounded in my own perspective as a Canadian Youth Delegate, privy to the inside world of the negotiations, as well as the excitement, drama and passion of the activist world.
I hope you follow long, because climate treaty or no climate treaty - this is expected to be one intense conference that will set the stage and discourse for climate change for Canadians, and for citizens around the world.