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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50,000 Demonstrators Expected for Today’s Protest March in Copenhagen

“I would rather see no deal at all than a watered-down version that doesn’t help anyone,” fellow U of M delegate Ahmed Tawfik told Keith Schneider of Circle of Blue and Climate Action Network. Ahmed isn’t alone.  Only half way through the conference, already many people are beginning to fear that the bureaucratic powers-at-be won’t …

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Some initial observations from COP 15

Tired and after many flight delays, I have arrived. Being here just 30 minutes, here are some initial surprising observations: 1) The only food options at the little cafeteria were either froi grois (sp?)with bacon, turkey, or sweets, yet they were handing out pins that promoted vegetarianism. I wanted to eat a salad or something …

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Water + Climate

An excerpt taken from Circle of Blue, the non-profit journalism organization reporting the global freshwater crisis that I work for...this excerpt comes from our "Water + Climate" series in the lead-up to the Copenhagen Conference which features news articles linking global climate change and water-related problems in the areas of agriculture, energy, infrastructure, and human …

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Dynamic Adaptability

My name is Merry Walker and I'm attending the COP 15 as a University of Michigan College of Engineering representative. I am absolutely honored to be a delegate for Michigan and hope to gain insight into how science/technology influences policy-making on issues that are inherently science-based but policy-influenced. I believe that government interactions are absolutely …

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