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Science Groups Ask Obama for Climate Summit

by Journalist, author, blogger, musician at Pace University/The New York Times on Feb 08, 2013

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Six scientific societies have sent a letter to the White House asking President Obama to convene a national summit clarifying options for addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.

Six scientific societies have sent a letter to the White House asking President Obama to convene a national summit clarifying options for addressing the causes and consequences of climate change.

There's more on the president's options for his final term on Dot Earth: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/?s=obama+final+term+climate+energy

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  • mickeyglantz climate affairs, LLC at climate affairs, LLC he is a copy of an email with my first response to hearing about the call for a summit. mickey


    hi lance,

    i like the idea of a summit... on day one but then after a day of mea culpa, and platitudes set up technical and regional ngo working groups on days 2 and 3. could even go bigger by making it a north american summit taking in canada and mexico. or even a north america photo op with us, caanda and mexico leaders meeting on climate change. recall it was canada's conservative PM Mulrooney in 1988 who called for a 'law of the atmosphere' and it was under the reagan/bush1 timeframe that the ipcc got started in 1988!!

    day 1 will get consumed with posturing of the same players already getting obama's ear: Env. defense, nrdc, wwf, cf, a latino env. group, unions for the environment; . i can even tell you the cast of characters.

    we have to get beyond them and go down a level to not the big ngos (regional and local groups linked to a national summit); kind of 'save the bay' or 'save the great lakes' or 'trout united' save the everglades', etc many of these are not represented well by the BIG SUPER NGOs.

    otherwise it is a media op (photo and print). yawn. OR... yet another climate change tree falling in the forest but the public and policy makers not there to hear it make a sound.

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