December's Copenhagen Climate Conference was a critical and controversial moment in our struggle to contain man-made global warming. The conference is over, ending in a non-binding international agreement and leaving many key issues unresolved. To learn more about what happened in Copenhagen, check out our Copenhagen blog (on this group page), featuring posts written by our on-the-ground team of bloggers. Bill Becker is the Executive Director of the U.S. Presidential Climate Action Project, Saleem Ali is a professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont, and Yuill Herbert is a member of Canada's Nova Scotian delegation. All three blogged for Solutions from the Copenhagen Climate Conference, adding their unique perspectives to the discussion. Please join Solutions as we continue to explore Copenhagen's role in shaping our world.
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I was very lucky to serve as the Climate Correspondent for Sea Change Radio (http://www.cchange.net/tag/climate-change/) at COP15. I witnessed firsthand the initial confidence felt by everyone attending the meeting. We were sure that the voices of the global community had been heard, and that our leaders would act to ensure the safety of island and desert nations as they considered what to include in a global treaty. The frustration was palpable as we watched the U.S.