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Ethnic & Local Lens on Climate Change Global Summit in Copenhagen

New America Now, Audio, Odette Keeley Posted: Dec 11, 2009

Editor's Note: Odette Keeley, news anchor for "Stories From The Ethnic Media" on NAM's radio program, "New America Now" on 91.7 FM KALW, talks to ethnic media professionals about their outlets' news headlines and their take on the news of the day.

This week on "Stories from the Ethnic Media": The local and ethnic lens on Copenhagens global summit on climate change.



Almost 200 country representatives have gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark discussing initiatives to help minimize global warmings potentially devastating effects. More than a hundred world leaders are expected to attend by the end of the summit, on December 18th. Bangla Patrika newspapers acting editor Abu Taher says Bangladeshi-Americans are keenly monitoring the outcome of this climate change conference because they have seen the ravages of natural disasters on their homeland, particularly Tropical Cyclone Sidr. The cyclone struck Bangladesh late last year, killing almost 2,000 people,
and; In Phoenix, Southwest Green Magazine publisher Dr. George Brooks says they are highlighting the critical long-term impacts of global warming and how it could directly affect the African-American community.



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