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Good health and happiness in 2011

We’re about to start a brand new year.  May it bring health and happiness.  Stay safe tonight.

2011 Jan 25: Danforth Greens Pub Night

Monthly Danforth Greens Pub Night
Tuesday, 2011 January 25, 7 pm – 10 pm
in the “Library Room”
729 Danforth Ave, east of Pape

We won’t be meeting up in December – but please join us on the last Tuesday in January for our first pub night of 2011!

Jeffrey Simpson nails the Canadian stance on climate change

Jeffrey Simpson explains very well what the Canadian government strategy on climate change is – say something that sounds good to Canadians and stay very quiet in international negotiations, where everyone knows that we have no leg to stand on.  We have arguably the worst record of fighting climate change, or even taking it seriously, on the planet.     Read more »

COP16 — Hope for the holidays

Something truly magical is happening in Cancun.  Patricia Espinosa got a standing ovation when she returned after giving people a couple of hours to peruse the text.     Read more »

COP16 — Hope, fear and tears

COP 16 President Patricia Espinosa just received a prolonged standing ovation simply for announcing 10 hours late that negotiations were still ongoing and a deal was still possible.  I am in tears.

The youth action outside this building was forcibly stopped.

The best analysis I’ve seen of the new text is offered by BBC.  It is better than nothing.

A ceremony announcing the Colossal Fossil was widely expected to award Canada for the fourth year in a row, given the large number of fossils accumulated during this year’s negotiations.  But in the confusion outside, the announcement has been put off.  I’m proud of the young Canadians for their courage, and disgusted by our leaders for their lack of it.

[Adriana is blogging from the UN climate change negotiations in Cancun, in an attempt to keep the Canadian delegation honest.]