Final Day at Cancun: Youth Delegates Ejected Counting off the Victims of Inaction

By Glassbeadians 

As the final negotiating sessions unfolded at the “Conference on Climate Change”, youth from around the world lined the front of the Moon Palace conference center in a final appeal for a science-based target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C in any agreements coming out the Cancun negotiations. 

In front of a banner displaying ‘Climate Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’, they tried to count to 21,000, which according to Oxfam, represents the deaths resulting from climate-related disasters in the first nine months of 2010.  
 
‘Climate justice means ensuring a sustainable future for communities and the ecosystem around the world,’ said Carra Cheslin a youth climate activist from the U.S. ‘It is imperative to protect vulnerable and underrepresented peoples who suffer from the harshest consequence of our climate crisis.’