Sam Hummel

After being active in campus sustainability efforts as an undergraduate, Sam served as the first Environmental Sustainability Coordinator for Duke University. For the past 3 years, Sam has worked for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

5 common mistakes in the coverage of the Copenhagen Accord

With the exception of a few hours of shut-eye, I stayed up all Friday night to watch the last hours of the COP15 negotiations. It was absolutely gripping, shocking, heart-wrenching, inspiring and in the end came with some measure of relief. (BTW — for anyone that would like to watch any part of Friday night’s negotiations it is all online here. I have found this partial transcript useful for skipping around in the many hours of footage.) I have not seen a single news article that has done justice to what happened overnight. In fact, I’ve seen many that I …

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