1. Community leaders of developing nations were asking where is the leadership from developed nations while attending the ‘09 U.N. Climate Summit (COP 15)

    I attended the People’s Summit in Copenhagen in Dec. ‘09 and listened to panel discussions/presentations each day. South Pacific Islanders and First Nation People living in mountain regions were rightly asking where is the leadership from the developed world, particularly from the U.S.  to implement a plan to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. 

    These community leaders had a strong conviction and were speaking from the hearth without being disrespectful to developing nations. 

    Their testimony moved me and has helped me speak with more conviction and passion when I suggest action on climate change.