Laura Kosloff
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Playing Climate Chess Against the Ultimate Wicked Problem

Google “climate change” and you’ll get almost 500 million hits in less than a second. Indeed, almost any climate-relevant search term will generate millions of hits. That’s an overwhelming amount of information. Is it any surprise that most people interested in climate change have given up trying to track and understand more than the narrowest […]

Teaching the Ultimate Wicked Problem

Wicked public policy problems have generated calls for better interdisciplinary collaboration for decades. No one discipline can effectively tackle them. Climate change is perhaps the ultimate wicked problem. The high profile that the COP21 meetings in Paris received will reinvigorate calls to break down disciplinary silos in the interests of mitigating dangerous climate change. But […]

The Climate Chessboard at the Beginning of 2016

Reposted from original publication at Greenbiz.com, 12/8/2015, before the conclusion of COP-21 in Paris. We welcome your feedback on what you see are the key “chess pieces” of 2016.   How can we evaluate whether we’re making progress on climate change, how much, and why? One frame for thinking about climate change progress is that […]

Revisiting Our Climate Path

Carla O'Dell phras if only we knew what we know

Just about four years ago, we changed professional course. Trexler Climate + Energy Services had started as a one-person shop almost 25 years ago, growing into a 15-person firm well-known among companies, NGOs, and governmental agencies. We worked on the first carbon offsets, the first carbon footprints, took the first companies carbon neutral, built the […]

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