Post Conference Thoughts – Altruistic Hubris

The COP15 was certainly a worthwhile experience all-around for me personally.  Before I left I was incredibly skeptical that anything positive would come out of the conference.  I left the conference not only skeptical but also angry and fearful; angry that just about any group with an agenda used climate change as an impetus for …

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Reflections on Copenhagen

As COP15 comes to a close without a clear path forward forward from  Kyoto,  it is difficult not to become dismayed at the growing gulf between the urgency of climate science and the pace of international negotiations.  While it provides little solace, there is little doubt that the economic calamities of the past two years …

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Snow Storms and the REDD+ Gala

On Wednesday, Renee Willoughby and I served as the lead ushers at the REDD+ Gala at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, an awards ceremony honoring various environmental and political leaders for their work in the United Nations Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD) Program (We did not actually get a …

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Imagining Cooperation on Climate

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein Can climate models embolden the imagination enough to push us through political stalemates? We are getting reports that the …

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