Copenhagen Comments

There seems to be a lot less commentary about the outcome of the climate change talks in Copenhagen now that things are over. The US is finally participating which is great…but there is a lot of disappointment about the outcome. Will any of this really help? Biologist Bernd Heinrich wrote an OpEd piece in the NY Times yesterday which is thoughtful, incisive and somewhat alarming, as he takes the honest and logical stand that we need to reassess our views and change our ways regarding many things – including how we view and use resources for energy use – in order to create any regulations which have a positive impact. This is someone who knows forests intimately and has spent decades studying them and their inhabitants at a level of detail and intimacy that most of us would envy. This is a strong editorial – will it also have an impact?