2011-12-05 / Opinion
Cry, the beloved climate
The United Nations’ annual climate summit descended on Durban, South Africa, last week, but not in time to prevent the tragic death of Qodeni Ximba. The 17-year-old was one of 10 people killed in Durban on Nov. 27, the night before the U.N. conference opened. Torrential rains pummeled the seaside city of 3.5 million. Seven hundred homes were destroyed by the floods.