Cancun: We’re Here!
This post is part of a series by guest bloggers Anthony Tomaine and Leah Block, senior chemistry students attending the COP16 conference in Cancun under the sponsorship of the ACS Committee on Environmental Improvement.
Greetings from Cancun, Mexico! Today we traveled down from Baltimore, Maryland to Charlotte, North Carolina, to finally arrive in Cancun. Slightly problematic events prevailed as we encountered issues during flights and troubles with our professors obtaining their UN press pass; nothing comes easy.
Anticipating cavernous lines, intense humidity, and the scorching sun, we set out Sunday night to obtain our NGO passes, hoping to avoid the weather hazards. We headed to the Cancunmesse - main site of the conference - and to our surprise; we were able to avoid all long lines and were attended to very quickly.
After gathering our passes, we headed into the NGO booth area. Standing in the empty hall gave us time to observe the setup and get an idea of what to expect and what we want to accomplish. We hope to tell the “behind-the-scene” stories of the major events, all through our eyes as undergraduate chemistry majors. Join us on this incredible journey though the last week of COP16/CMP6 and continue to leave your comments; they are greatly appreciated.