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02 November 2007

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Darkness and new life
Sometimes the point of deepest despair brings sudden enlightenment
  • Abandoning blinkered attachment to unreachable goals allows new light to bring meaning, and perhaps even a sense of the beauty, challenge and joy of our situation


  • We aren't quite there with climate change but in Nature magazine (25 October), Gwyn Prins and Steve Rayner call for a change of perspective
  • Climate negotiations have been based on controlling greenhouse gas emissions through targets and timetables
  • All countries must be involved to ensure 'fairness' and avoid 'leakage'
  • Trading systems are supposed to ensure emission reductions at minimum cost
  • Huge efforts are devoted to verification of emission reductions

  • Laurie Michaelis & Judy Kirby

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