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Update from Durban climate talks: “Get it done.”

The climate talks in Durban, South Africa continue as 48 of the world's "Least Developed Countries" have demanded ambitious climate deal from governments around the globe. What does ambitious mean in this instance? Basically, a committment to a level of greenhouse gases that are lower than what is currently in the atmosphere.

There hasn't been a lot of coverage from the mainstream media on the climate talks, so I've been relying on Democracy Now for updates. This morning, they report:

A number of protests are being held today at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban to protest the failure of world leaders to agree to immediately agree to a deal of binding emissions cuts. Anjali Appadurai, a student at the College of the Atlantic in Maine, addressed the conference on behalf of youth delegates. Just after her speech, she led a mic check from the stage — a move inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests. "It always seems impossible until it’s done," Appadurai said. "So, distinguished delegates and governments around the world, governments of the developed world: Deep [emissions] cuts now. Get it done."

After the jump, check the video report and go here for the transcript.   

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