Copenhagen, Day 1

The magazine, The Economist has some interesting coverage of the Copenhagen Climate Conference. A correspondent for the publication is maintaining a daily diary of the events at the conference and it makes for some humorous reading.

From the opening session on Monday

Raising their voices!!

I am not so confident this week will be paradise. It begins with a short film, from the “Raise Your Voice” climate campaign. A girl watches a series of storms and devastations wreck the earth on her television news. She then runs out the door and across a field, which parches and cracks below her feet. She jumps and clings to a tree branch as the world literally falls to pieces beneath her. It ends with the little girl intoning, “Please, help the world.”

Ten minutes into the official conference and I’m annoyed. Then Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the slightly schoolboyish prime minister, and Ritt Bjerregaard, the mayor of Copenhagen, take the stage. The city has rebranded itself “Hopenhagen” for the two weeks of the conference.

The Pulse will provide readers with a daily snippet of the diary. Readers are welcome to visit The Economist for the full text. It is very interesting reading.

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