Last night, over 100 people gathered off-site to learn of the health of the Mesoamerica reef. There were other draws as well -- the promise of food and drinks and remarks from Daryl Hannah. Unfortunately, the reef is not doing well. The complete report can be found at 2010 Report Card for the Mesoamerica Reef http://www.scribd.com/2010-Report-Card-for-the-Mesoamerican-Reef/d/44402207. In 2005/6, 6% of the sites studied were in critical condition. That percentage has increased to 30% in the most recent report.
Moravian College - Civil Society Observers for the U.N. Climate Change Negotiations
The college was accepted as a civil society observer (NGO) for the United Nations Framework Conventions on Climate Change in 2009. We started this blog to tell our story as we experienced these international negotiations and side events for the first time - as seen through the eyes of students, faculty, alumni, friends of the college. Our previous delegations have attended conferences in Denmark, Mexico, and South Africa. The delegation is currently in Doha, Qatar for COP18.
Current CO2 levels
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