Concerned that the Copenhagen climate change conference has been all for nought (even with Hilary Clinton swooping in to offer developing countries lots of cash)? At the very least, comedian Eugene Mirman has provided us with some much-needed comic relief, courtesy of Grist.
Today at the COP 15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, M.I.T. students introduced the technologically advanced Copenhagen Wheel. In addition to including various sensors and Bluetooth capability, the tire stores kinetic energy from braking for a later burst of speed.
Over dinner at Kronborg castle-- apparently the inspiration for Elsinore, the setting for Hamlet and scene for a special conference of the Copenhagen Climate Council during the UN Climate Summit--two comments struck me. Both of them related at surface level to global investment in the shift to a low-carbon economy. But both revealing a lack of understanding that climate change is in many ways really about security.
This morning's espresso-fueled breakfast debate centered on "who really matters" at Copenhagen amongst 15,000 world leaders, negotiators, scientists, business chiefs, NGOs who have descended on Denmark for 2 cold weeks in December.