Copenhagen: Myth or Reality? The Question of Adaptation

cop15_logo_imgThe International Conference on Climate Change opens today in Copenhagen. I don’t think we will see too much coming out of it given we all countries stand right now. Still the meeting should help better understand what we know and don’t know and who is willing to do what, which is a good thing.

Interestingly, the first images are not on mitigation of climate change (that is “how we should try to reduce greenhouse gaz emissions”), but on adaptation (that is, “how should businesses, governments and individuals should prepare for more extreme climate-related catastrophes in the coming years”).

You can follow the discussion @ COP15

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