Ecocity 8: Istanbul, Turkey, 2009

Richard Register conference recap

The Eighth International Ecocity Conference (Ecocity 2009) is over and so is the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. It is time for some assessments and moving on. Let’s try to make sense and progress of the United Nations event despite the general disappointment, even sense of betrayal and despite growing damage to the climate system and everyone’s future, including people and all the other animals and plants who share our home planet.

Reading below you’ll see why one of the world’s two leading and earliest climate scientists sees the failure of Copenhagen as hopeful, and why I think the failure might be an opening to even more opportunities for a healthy future than James Hansen, Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies believes.

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