LettersToTheFuture.org Scientists, authors and activists predict the outcome of the upcoming UN Climate Talks in Paris
World leaders from more than 190 countries will convene in Paris during the first two weeks of December for the long-awaited United Nations Climate Change Conference. Will the governments of the world finally pass a binding global treaty aimed at reducing the most dangerous impacts of global warming … or will they fail in this task?.
French onion soup is an in-season, underrated and homespun dish for the cold seasonBy Ari LeVaux
of tomatoes and corn. My friend George, a renaissance man Onions are the stepsisters of and veteran of many batches of French the kitchen, perennially improving meals and sending their glamorous siblings to the table with the support of deep, rich flavors.
COP21 youth demonstrations call for a student walk outBy Sarah Haas
For the first time in more than 20 years of United Nations negotiations, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and taking monumental steps toward global governance on climate change.
Cowboy Christmas lassos in the holiday spirit at eTown HallBy Lauren Archuletta
“America is the most Christmas-loving country, and the majority of Christmas songs were actually written by Americans,” Murphey says. “When you look at interpretations of Christmas in the U.S., though, the event has been turned into a very Victorian English sort of thing.
Local photographer captures Tibet's vanishing cultureBy Caitlin Rockett
John Birchak’s eyes well with tears as he speaks about his first days in Tibet — three days in the sacred city of Lhasa, often spent watching Buddhist devotees walk wellworn paths around and around and around monasteries on Barkhor Street. “During those three days it was absolutely bliss to be in the old Barkhor,” Birchak says. “There are all these street vendors out in front of the buildings, and every morning and every evening there was this beautiful stream of people doing their daily kora, their daily walk, saying their prayers. You just had to step into this stream…” he pauses as the tears form, then he asks forgiveness.