Gallery: The “Climate Train” is Greeted by Zulu Dancers and COP 17 Offi...

Don't get us wrong, we know that climate change is serious business and hope as much as anyone that the COP 17 delegations in Durban will come up with solid plans to reduce global carbon emissions - but life would be boring if we didn't add a few Zulu Dancers, a brass band, and a climate change train to the mix, right? In true South African style, the environmental agency Indalo Yethu and a handful of partners decked out an old train with a variety of projects that address climate change, including new technologies, plants, and a symbolic Coral Reef art project. The train is making its way across the country for one month, and it arrived in Durban just as COP 17 got underway. It was met by traditional Zulu Dancers, a honking brass band, and even Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations National Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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