University of Minnesota senior Andy Pearson says why it may be better to go to a low-profile climate-change conference rather than one in the international spotlight:
“Going in to Copenhagen, that was a story of heightened expectations and the world looking on. The storyline in Cancun here is one of extremely low expectations, which in a sort of ironic way means that I think there’s more possibilities for a positive and satisfactory outcome.”
Pearson is one of nine undergraduate students traveling with a delegation led by state Sen. Ellen Anderson and state Rep. Kate Knuth.
Read about their experiences in a story by MPR’s Elizabeth Dunbar.