Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Climate Talks Diary

The Livonian Chronicle has been attending the climate talks this week, mostly standing in lines waiting for badges and certifications to attend meetings which are going on (and breaking down) without much help from us. Sadly, we've seen no sign of our Baltic colleagues (other than EU rep Indrek Tarand in an airport with a new pair of black suede shoes), though they're here somewhere. We've seen plenty of Americans, however. It's hard to miss them. Actual lines heard uttered at climate talks: American woman to black person: "Are you from Africa? Oh, you're from Sweden! Amazing! But you were born in Africa, right?" Mother to child on Copenhagen street: "No honey, I don't know what that sign says. It's in Swedish. We speak American."

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