Oregon State students head to the Copenhagen Climate Chage Conference

copenhagenHello, Copenhagen…

Oregon State’s Kate Swenson and Brian Laird are on their way to Denmark as we speak to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Sweson and Laird are attending the negotiations with 15 other students from Oregon and Washington as representatives of the Cascade Climate Network, which is a group of students from around the Northwest who work on collaborative projects to help NW campuses and cities use sustainable energy sources and to spread awareness about climate change.

While in Copenhagen, Swenson and Laird hope  to show their support of strong climate  legislation and create a  network within the international youth community  that will be pivotal  in the coming decades as the world faces the challenges of a changing climate. They are accredited as part of the International Youth  Delegation and will be attending the negotiations, receiving  briefings from  the US State Department, holding press conferences and  participating  in actions and interventions of varying types.

They will also be blogging from the conference, so make sure you keep up with them!

2 Responses to “Oregon State students head to the Copenhagen Climate Chage Conference”

  1. Mark says:

    This is ridiculous. What a waste of time jumping on this over-hyped, complete joke of a scientific fools gold called global warming!! Seriously, do something else than ruin the world by falsifying weather data and blaming man for natural weather trends. Antarctica’s ice footprint has grown over 15% in the past 10 years, the size of the state of Rhode Island!! Please!!

  2. Dave says:

    Hi Mark, thanks for the comments. To offer a contrary view, OSU is farm from “jumping” on climate change and sustainability issues. In fact, we created one of the first global circulation models some 30 years ago, laying the foundation for modern climate change studies that dominate science today.

    Many of our students and faculty are hard at work on serious climate studies in Greenland, Antarctica (check out http://oregonstate.edu/ua/webcomm/features/ice/ ) and even here at home in our own Cascades (http://www.youtube.com/user/oregonstateuniv#p/u/1/2eaWmJawIA0 ).