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How will climate chage affect Bangladesh? listen

12/17/09 Kelly Benjamin & Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Increased frequency and intensity of hurricanes, rising sea levels swallowing up low lying land, saltwater intrusion, intense rains and droughts: Florida faces some of the same effects of climate change as the south Asian country of Bangladesh.

WMNF’s reporter in Copenhagen, Kelly Benjamin spoke with Ferdosa Rohmahn with Network on Climate Change in Bangladesh.

Stay tuned for more reports throughout the climate change conference.

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Delegates and activists protest climate talks in Copenhagen listen

12/16/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Amidst snow flurries in Copenhagen, massive peaceful demonstrations took place today outside the Bella Center where UN Climate talks are being held.

Protesters from around the world descended on the conference in attempts to expose what they feel is an undemocratic and inadequate response to the urgency of the climate change crisis. The goal of the action was to take over the conference, and transform it into a Peoples Assembly on Climate Change just as some UN delegates and NGOs staged a...

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Naomi Klein on class war nonviolence and climate justice in Copenhagen listen

12/15/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Activists are gearing up to shut down the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen tomorrow. Last night, WMNF reporter Kelly Benjamin recorded Canadian author and activist Naomi Klein speaking in the Freetown Christiana, an autonomously-governed squatted neighborhood in Copenhagen.

Much of the discussion in Christiania last night revolved around planning for the massive protests intent on shutting down the climate talks tomorrow. This is German activist Tadzio Mueller.

Afterwards, Nao...

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Vandana Shiva criticizes the death of democracy in Copenhagen listen

12/14/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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On Saturday, as part of a 100,000-person-strong march through the streets of Copenhagen, WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin recorded a speech by renowned environmentalist Vandana Shiva.

In the speech she criticized the behavior of polluting countries such as the United States at the climate conference as “the death of democracy.” Shiva concluded, “We will be the change we want to see and no one is going to stop us.”

Stay tuned to more reports throughout the week from WMNF’s reporter in...

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Kari Fulton describes 100,000-strong march for climate justice in Copenhagen listen

12/14/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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During the protest on Saturday, WMNF’s reporter in Copenhagen, Kelly Benjamin spoke with activist Kari Fulton. Fulton is from Washington, D.C.

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Tampa joins 3000 candle light vigils for Copenhagen Climate Conference listen

12/14/09 Joshua Lee Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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With one week left in the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, religious groups across the globe are congregating with fellow secular advocates to demand a binding climate agreement from world leaders. With about 500 events in the US, local faith based organizations in Tampa also held a vigil on Friday.

Cold and windy weather didn’t deter more than a dozen climate change advocates who huddled in front of Senator Bill Nelson’s Tampa office last Friday night. Faiths ...

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Yes Men protest Coca-Cola’s environmental record listen

12/11/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Culture jamming pranksters the Yes Men showed up in Copenhagen tonight impersonating shamed Coca-Cola representatives. They asked people to pledge never to drink Coca Cola again until the drink company changes its environmental practices.

Coca Cola is a major sponsor of the "Hopenhagen." It’s a project generated by the International Advertising Association representing the global advertising industry in support of the United Nations.

However, the Coca Cola sponsorship is seen by som...

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Cuban environmentalist on climate change listen

12/11/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Roberto Perez Rivero is an environmental coordinator with a Cuban nature foundation, and is attending the Copenhagen climate conference.

WMNF asked him how Cuba has started to combat climate change.

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In Copenhagen Indian waste picker objects to producing energy from burning waste listen

12/10/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today in Copenhagen, WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin spoke with Baby Popit Moheetay, a waste picker in India. Through a translator, she spoke about the climate summit and her objection to burning waste to produce energy.

Please stay tuned to the Evening News throughout the Climate Change summit for more of his reports from Copenhagen.

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Nigerian activist in Copenhagen is sceptical of climate progress listen

12/09/09 Kelly Benjamin and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Former Tampa City Council candidate Kelly Benjamin is in Copenhagen attending the official Climate Conference and side meetings. He will also be sending us reports throughout the conference. Today, Benjamin spoke with Olawale Salami, from Nigeria, who can’t believe there are Americans who are skeptical of climate change.

Stay tuned to the WMNF Evening News throughout the climate conference for more of his reports from Copenhagen.

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