Students blogging from climate talks

SWARTHMORE Swarthmore College has sent representatives to the climate talks in Paris.

Five students and two faculty members are at the 21st United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties that is to end next Friday, the college announced.

Those attending are Eric Jensen, professor of astronomy; Ayse Kaya, assistant professor of political science; Indiana Reid-Shaw, an environmental anthropology major; Dakota Pekerti, an engineering major and environmental science minor; Stephen O'Hanlon, a sociology, anthropology, and political science major from Downingtown; Anita Desai, a political science major; and Nathaniel Graf, a biology and chemistry major from Garnet Valley.

The students are blogging at

This is the third time the college has sent a delegation to the conference. Other groups have traveled to Lima, Peru, and Warsaw, Poland, to attend the climate talks. - Mari A. Schaefer