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Just a few more pictures and highlights from Chris’ time in Copenhagen.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu presenting a symbolic "Act Now" clock to Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The clock included a half million signatures.

On Friday night, I went to Klimaforum and looked at the exhibits, which included photography of places like the Maldive Islands, probably the first nation that will literally be underwater if sea level rise accelerates. Klimaforum is billing itself as the people’s forum and it certainly was. There were thousands of people there.  Check it out at www.klimaforum09.org

Saturday I listened to some of the speakers at the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Program at the Danish National Museum. I also looked at the Museum’s special exhibit on climate change that included a whole section about the “caribou people,” the Gwich’in people of northern Alaska.

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