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Copenhagen Round Up & the Raging Grannies

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The Edmonton contingent of the Raging Grannies stop by the studio to talk to Rebekah about how they got started, why being a Raging Granny is where it´s at, and the importance of activism. And to get you in the right mood for the holidays, they even sing their own versions of a few Christmas classics.

The UN climate change talks in Copenhagen have end and for a last look at how things went, here’s the Canadian Youth Delegation’s (CYD) take on things. Here is the CYD with

COP Podcast #13: What matters now is that everyone is holding their leaders accountable so they can’t compromise the planet and the survival of developing nations

Last week we asked you vote on Copenhagen’s Green Villains and Heroes, to tell us how Canada and the rest of the world were doing at COP15. Well, we got quite a response, thanks for your participation! Here’s the results. Terra Bloga looks at the results of the poll and examines the evils and virtues of COP15 in a new post.

The Villains

Least Ambitious

Russia 42%

Canada 37%

USA16%

China 5%

Most Self Serving

Canada 75%

Saudi Arabia 15%

Australia 10%

Biggest Obstructionist

Government of Canada 52%

USA 28%

Internet Hackers 16%

Australian Senate & Liberal Party 4%

The Heroes

Most Collaborative (most effected standing up for their futures)

Association of Small Island States 44%

African Union 44%

Aspiring Carbon Neutral Countries 13%

Most Progressive(constant fight for climate justice)

Maldives 45%

Tuvalu 25%

Brazil 15%

Ecuador 15%

Best leadership(future path)

COP15 Activists 56%

Maldives 28%

Brazil 17%

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In the lead up to the Copenhagen Climate change conference, how to cut carbon emissions has dominated the discussions in national parliaments around the world. In Australia, the issue has led to a major remake of the conservative opposition party, deeply divided philosophically over whether to support the government’s emissions trading scheme. Our Senior Australian correspondent, David Kaczan, brings you the details.

The first week of negotiations in Copenhagen have seen threats of developing nations walking out, tens of thousands of people rallying in the streets, concerns that greenhouse gas reductions won’t be enough…  but also optimism. There was relief that major heads of state will be attending and hope that just maybe, a meaningful agreement can be reached. To find out how things have been going, our corespondent Steve Andersen spoke with one of the members of the Canadian Youth Delegation.

“Helping keep the ambassadors under control in Copenhagen is the Canadian Youth Delegation, which has been pushing Canada’s negotiators to support a science-based approach to climate change. Every day the CYD released a podcast on their website.The podcast featured on this weeks Terra Informa is called 100,000 people in the streets of Copenhagen

“The holidays are fast approaching, and Christmas carols are playing everywhere you go.  This week several of Edmonton’s Raging Grannies put a radical twist on some of the old classics.  But before the singing starts, Terra Informa correspondent Rebecca Rooney brings us part of a discussion she had with the group about how the Grannies began, and what keeps them going.”

COP15 has brought together over 192 countries and the positions and ideas they are advocating vary from hardcore climate change skeptics to progressive multilateralism. We here at Terra Informa want to know what you think of the different countries negotiating at Copernican. Take part in our COP15 villains and hero’s poll. Read up on the countries positions and place your vote or even nominate a candidate for the categories of Most Progressive, Biggest Obstructionist, Best Leadership, Least Ambitious, Most Collaborative as well as many others. So vote for Terra Informas COP15 Villains and hero’s and then listen in again the week after the conference to hear the results

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