Friday, April 6, 2012

"I speak for half the worlds population"


A number of protests are being held at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts. Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates. Just after her speech, she led a mic-check from the stage -- a move inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. "It always seems impossible until it's done. So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep cuts now. Get it done," Appadurai says. For more visit

Anjali Appadurai, 21 years old. Member of Earth in Brackets, a group students from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbour, ME/USA. Currently following the climate talks in Durban