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COP15: UN source interview on African negotiations

A UN source (I'm sorry, she asked me not to use her name) gives us a summary on the African negotiations here at the COP15 in Copenhagen.

COP15: UN source interview on African negotiations from Federico Pistono on Vimeo.

p.s. This article was crossposted TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition.

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As UN Restricts NGOs, COP15 Side Events Draw Crowds

Video from EUXTV describing the current events (edited by Raymond Frenken), also featuring a short interview to Adela, Diego and me.

p.s. This article was crossposted TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition.

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A price to pay for popularity

Yesterday I was ready to leave for the COP15, hoping to get some good footage, meet interesting people for my posts and documentary, and eventually have my voice heard, particularly regarding the issue of water.

Coming here in Copenhagen was, at first, a bit disappointing. With the Danish text leaked, negotiations looking dark, Bella Centre closed, protests and police all over the city... I felt like my coming here (and subsequent Co2 emissions) was less and less valuable than I originally expected.

Then, like a thunder in the sky, my video "COP15 Priority number one" was featured on the Home Page of YouTube. It got 45,636 views in less than two days and became #99 - Most Viewed (All Time) - Non-profits & Activism - Italy.

Now, while this may sound like a pleasant and promising news, it also comes at a price. Right now it has about 200 comments, which is what's left of the hundreds of insults, brainless and mistyped shouts that I received. Somehow, the intelligence of the YouTube comments never ceases to amaze me, which reminds me a great strip from XKCD:

YouTube XKCD

If it was extremely improbable that any of the world leaders saw this video, now it's becoming a bit more likely. A little bit. And if hundres of hate comments are the price to pay, it's alright. I can take it.

p.s. This article was crossposted TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition..

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Indian Youth Climate Network interview with bloggers at COP15

Bloggers Federico Pistono (http://federicopistono.org), Adela Trofin (http://adelatrofin.eu) and Diego Casaes Silva (http://logged-in.org) interviewed at the Fresh Air Centre in Copenhagen during the COP15 by the Indian Youth Climate Network.

Indian Youth Climate Network interview with bloggers at COP15 from Federico Pistono on Vimeo.

You'll have to forgive the poor quality of the video, but it's the best we could set up with the lights and the audio here. I've been working on getting this video done since 14:00 today, after 6 hours of backing up, conversion, editing, conversion again, uploading and conversion (third time), it's finally up.

Hope you like it.

p.s. This article was crossposted TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition.

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It's a conspiracy!

There is no way to get inside the Bella Centre. There is police everywhere, the Bella metro station is closed and things don't look very bright. In a time like this, I thought a little laugh could be of help.

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p.s. Thanks to xkcd for the idea. ;)

p.p.s. This article was crossposted on the TH!NK ABOUT IT - Climate Change blogging competition.

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