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Video Interview: Activists & the UN Climate Process

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In a 23-minute interview, filmed in the UK last month, I talk about activists and the UN’s climate process.


While I was in the UK recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by filmmaker Ben Pile, who blogs at Climate-Resistance.org. I’ve long been a fan of his writing because, like me, he’s more interested in the cultural, sociological, and historical aspects of the climate debate than in the interminable arguments over the science itself.

During this 23-minute video, we discuss last November’s UN climate summit held in Warsaw (COP 19). It was my first time attending one of these climate confabs, and I was struck by the role activists were permitted to play at a two-week event from which the public is excluded (I gained access on assignment with the National Post).

Summit organizers were oddly at pains to reassure participants that they are virtuous, caring…

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