A Testimonial

Last year, before I came to Germany, my home was flooded again. This is normal to me, my home getting flooded because we have king tides every year. But lately, the amount of king tides we have been receiving has become worrying. Inundations started coming in when they are not supposed to. The night before,…

Does Paris even care?

When walking through Paris, you have the impression that everybody is minding their own business. But in between Christmas decorations, tourists taking selfies and the still noticeable shock of the terrorist attacks, you suddenly spot it: a poster advocating a side event of the COP21. Then you become increasingly aware of more and more climate-related…

Time running out at Paris COP21

On search of the Polar Bear hooked on the end of an oil pipeline, I came across a remarkable natural sculpture: a clock ring of 12 icy lumps, monoliths of glacial ice counting up time. The work certainly intrigued the tourists. Children skipped delighted up to the glistening surfaces, the old and young absorbed by…

Response to: Zone D´Action Climat

This afternoon I went to the “Climate Action Zone”, where I had the chance to listen to a very interesting panel discussion about war, conflict and climate change. Inspired by this general assembly I wrote a short creative response:   I AM DONE! Done sitting around watching this planet go to waste, Sitting somewhere safe…

How can language be a barrier to achieve sustainability?

Imagínate que empiece el artículo así, en español. Oder vielleicht auch so, auf Deutsch. Mi pensa ke devus esti kiel. Non, c’est mieux comme ça, en français. Ma ho bisogno in italiano! Don’t worry, it will be in English. Probably you have understood two or three lines. Maybe all. But that’s not the same case…

#2 Inside COP21 – Selina from the Marshall island reports

Having just finished my chocolate brownie and now drinking on my Arizona Green Tea with honey drink is a bliss. My feet too are taking a rest after a long day of walking in heels that I really regret bringing and wearing. Across the table is the Minister deBrum sitting with several other delegates from…

Green Activist?

You claim you care about the world, don’t you? You went to the well-known coffee shop every Sunday morning Wearing your new branded shirt that you buy once a month at a good discount price There’s a pin on your collar. Look! “Climate activist” They said it’s a trend “No it isn’t! It’s a real…

Investigations reveal: Donald Trump was right

Latest UNFCC report uncovers massive disinformation campaign by Chinese ministry of Foreign Affairs Paris (bpo) – Confusion on the streets of Le Bourget. More than 40 000 delegates and negotiators had come together last week for the Conference of Partners (COP21) to discuss a binding agreement on climate change mitigation and adaptation. However, as the…

“You are the future” – Interview with Debra Roberts

Yesterday, Marina and I walked around Paris in search of different ArtCOP exhibitions. Going past Hotel de Ville, we saw a group of people coming out and wanting to know who they were and if they were possibly involved in the COP. So we spontaneously approached one of them and were lucky enough to be…

Oil Watch Africa – Climate Action Zone

Today in the Climate Action Zone, The Centquatre, Paris, we met one of the speaker from Nigeria who gave an astonishing speech during UWC Robert World College’s Opening Ceremony last year, Nnimmo Bassey. He moderated a presentation that followed by interactive interview called ‘Oil Watch Africa’ related with the COP21 in Paris. For the first…

Dear negotiators, please hear me.

Dear negotiators, Coming up with a resolution, practising diplomacy and being in endless discussions must be very tiring. But, please hear my concerns and consider the power and opportunity you were given. You are the ones who are listened to when speaking; the ones to discuss and argue, the ones to sign the contracts. You…

Antropoceno

Anthropocene: The Anthropocene is a proposed epoch that begins when human activities started to have a significant global impact on Earth‘s ecosystems. The term – which appears to have been used by Soviet scientists as early as the 1960s to refer to the Quaternary, the most recent geological period – was coined with a different sense in the…