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I want to write a report to tell people what is happening about climate change based on the December 2012 UN conference in Doha, Qatar.

Climate change is going to be the defining issue of the 21st century, the one that must be tackled if we are to have a future worth living.  I've heard climate change referred to as "the Voldemort of our times" -- that which must not be named.

I’m John Foran, co-director, with Richard Widick, of the International Institute of Climate Action and Theory (see us at www.iicat.org).

Richard and I going to the UN Climate Summit in Doha, Qatar -- this year's gathering place for the governments of the world and their civil society supporters and critics with the aim of working out a global climate treaty -- so that we can report on what is happening about the struggle for a fair agreement to limit the coming effects of climate change and global warming.

This trip is really necessary for us to write the report.  It’s expensive to go to Doha and live there for two weeks. We have raised the money and bought our plane tickets.  We are staying in one of the cheapest hotels.  We have raised most of the $5,500  we need, except for the final $1,800, for living expenses, local cell phones, ground transportation, and other basic logistics.

While we are there, we will blog, send photos, and make video footage of the state of the world’s effort to get closer to the treaty we all want.  Our report will be ready by the end of January 2013, 

I’d be very grateful for any donation you can make to support this activity.  We want to contribute in some small way to making the planet habitable for ourselves, our children, and their children.  And this is your chance to be part of it.

Thanks for your support – it means a lot to us!

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Our goal is to somehow do justice to the strength and beauty of the thousands of people and organizations who are part of this fight, to gather the stories of this movement of movements, one which must grow into the largest social justice movement the world has ever seen to reach its goals. Our report will bring back their stories to you.

For all contributors at or above the $25 level, we will send you advance copies of our final report. Our estimate is that we will have this ready by the end of January 2013. Aside from getting the stories of the climate conference, meeting this deadline is our greatest challenge.

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    Blog posts from Doha and access to our press conference with global climate justice activists.

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    Blog posts, special reports, press conference footage, and photos from the Climate Summit. Plus a copy of our report, when it is finished!

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    Blog posts, special reports, press conference footage, and photos from the Climate Summit, pllus a copy of our report, when it is finished! I will also send you a copy of my edited book, The Future of Revolutions: Rethinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization!

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    Blog posts, special reports, press conference footage, and photos from the Climate Summit, plus a copy of our report, when it is finished. I will also send you copies of not just my edited book, The Future of Revolutions: Rethinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization, but also Richard's most recent book, Trouble in the Forest: California's Redwood Timber Wars!

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    Blog posts, special reports, press conference footage, and photos from the Climate Summit, plus a copy of our report, when it is finished. I will also send you copies both of my edited book, The Future of Revolutions: Rethinking Radical Change in the Age of Globalization, and Richard's most recent book, Trouble in the Forest: California's Redwood Timber Wars. Ans when our book The Climate Activists: A Global Ethnography, is out, we will send you a signed copy!

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