If Climate Neutrality is the Answer, What was the Question?

A renewed focus on personal and organizational responsibility for and action against climate change is leading to renewed interest in carbon offsets and carbon neutrality. One expression of this interest is through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The university presidents premise their commitment on the idea, as stated by Arizona State […]

Climate CoLab: Crowdsourcing Platform for Climate Change

Have you explored MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence (the “Climate CoLab”) and its ongoing contest to identify great ideas for addressing climate change? You can explore and vote on the proposals. Take a look at our two proposals, just posted yesterday. 1) Delivering Actionable Climate Knowledge – Right Information, Right Time; and 2) Climate Chess […]

Winning at Drawdown Chess

black and white chessboard with globe on top

Quite a few people in the climate field have been showing interest in Project Drawdown and the Project’s anticipated 2017 book (and database) covering  the 100 ways to best “draw-down” greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The list is detailed and includes more than “pure” climate issues—for example, it includes education of girls. There’s nothing fundamentally […]

Information Overload: What’s the Antidote?

This post originally appeared in substantially the same form on Yale Climate Connections on Jan. 5, 2016; here’s the link to our original post. We’re reposting it today because our work will be featured this week in the Yale Climate Connections podcast series. Climate Connections consists of 90-second stories about how people are responding to our warming […]

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 […]

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