Copenhagen Perspectives: Two TreeHuggers Report Back
The climate summit in Denkmark, known as Cop15, has drawn to a cloudy close. Now it's time to try and make sense of what actually happened, who did what, and how the results will shape our troubled relationship with the planetary climate. This week, two of our corespondents talk with TreeHugger Radio about what they saw in Copenhagen. Alex Pasternack reports on what took place within the tense summit meetings, and focuses special attention on the weighty role played by China (Alex has lived in Beijing at length). April Streeter reflects on what went on around the summit amid the swirling buzz of NGOs, activists, and other climate pilgrims. She also tells us about some of the inspiring demonstration projects, like the Copenhagen Wheel, that were unveiled, and describes the not-altogether-friendly interactions between police and demonstrators.