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Interviews Available from Copenhagen

WASHINGTON - In an unprecedented move, 56 newspapers around the world in 20 languages including Chinese, Arabic and Russian are publishing one editorial on the urgent need to address climate change now: "The politicians in Copenhagen have the power to shape history's judgment on this generation: one that saw a challenge and rose to it, or one so stupid that we saw calamity coming but did nothing to avert it. ..."

The following analysts and activists now in Copenhagen for the global warming summit are available for interviews:

SIMONE LOVERA

Based in Paraguay, Lovera is co-founder of the Global Forest Coalition.

HALLIE BOAS
ORIN LANGELLE
Boas and Langelle are with the Global Justice Ecology Project -- which is running a blog during the summit: climatevoices.wordpress.com -- and can connect media to analysts and activists from around the world, including: Lidy Nacpil from the Philippines, Ana Filippini from Uruguay, Camila Moreno from Brazil, Anna Pinto from India and Ben Powless from Canada (Mohawk). Profiles of these and others available for interviews are posted at New Voices on Climate Change.

Background:
From the Independent (UK):
"Climate Change Conspiracies: Stolen Emails Used to Ridicule Global Warming -- Climate skeptics are blamed for disrupting crucial negotiations, say scientists"

From the Guardian (UK):
"Copenhagen Climate Change Talks Must Fail, says Top Scientist -- Exclusive: World's leading climate change expert says summit talks so flawed that deal would be a disaster"

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