LIVE from COP 20, Peru

This is a story written by students from all across the world, via Twitter, on the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP 20.), on Dec 2. We brought students together from North America, Ghanna and Peru to talk about the role climate changing is currently playing in our present and will play in the future.


  1. On Dec 2nd, student across Canada, United States, South America, and Africa joined together to start the dialogue on climate change. To prepare for this LIVE conference, students have been sharing their ideas with their peers from other schools and mentors in the TakingITGlobal virtua classroom.
  2. Our conversation on December 2nd started on Twitter. Everyone shared what they feer the most about climate change.
  3. Today we also connected LIVE with youth delegates in Peru. We learned that anyone under the age of 30 is considered to be a youth delegate at the conference.
  4. One topic that interested everyone is the difference between climate change and weather We learned that climate change is the change in weather pattern over 30 years. Climate change does not necessarily mean that only raising of the earth's temperature. A lot of people confuses and things that climate changes and global warming has the same definition.
  5. Global warming' refers to the long-term trend of a rising average global temperature. Climate change refers to the changes in the global climate which result from the increasing average global temperature. Climate change causes extreme weather changes, such as floods, freezing rain, extreme winter, and so on.
  6. These definitions led to discussing how our day to day lifestyle and action contributes to climate changes.