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Hacking back in Copenhagen

By Juliet Eilperin

Rather than providing several Morning Reads today, Post Carbon will provide just one, but it's a high-quality selection.

When Benjamin Hale -- an assistant professor at the Philosophy Department and the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder -- found himself sitting next to a gathering of climate skeptics in Copenhagen Thursday morning, he did what anyone would do in the Internet Age. He took notes on it, and posted the results on his Web site, Cruel Mistress: Being Human on a Harsh Planet.

Both the statements by some of the skeptics, such as British Lord Christopher Monckton, and Hale's running commentary, are fascinating.

And they provide an important object lesson: whether you're e-mailing your friends or sharing breakfast with them, private communication doesn't exist anymore.


Juliet Eilperin

 |  December 11, 2009; 12:47 PM ET  |  Category:  Copenhagen morning reads Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Nice work, professor!

Posted by: dmfroman | December 11, 2009 10:31 PM
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Cool post. We need governments and legislation to help push the movement forward.

Steve Cohen (of Columbia's Earth Institute) recently wrote a great piece about climate politics and COP15.

Hopefully, we'll see more political action out of Copenhagen.

Posted by: lauraly | December 11, 2009 4:09 PM
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