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Transylvania University Student Gets Education At Global Warming Conference

Lauralee CrainTransylvania University senior Lauralee Crain got the experience of her life at the recent United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Demark. Crain was one of 18 youth leaders from the United States chosen to play a part in urging world governments to reduce pollution and greenhouse emissions. "I see the experience as something that has changed me forever," said Crain, who is majoring in anthropology.

Although no legally binding agreement was forged among attending governments at the Dec. 7-18 conference, which included the U.S. and Canada, the participating countries recognized that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of the present and that actions should be taken to minimize temperature increases. Crain was able to attend meetings, observe briefings by U.S. negotiators, and blog about her experiences at the conference. To learn more, see: transy.edu/news/arch_story.htm?id=549&obj=index