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Leonardo DiCaprio, using his clout and philanthropic pedigree, managed to wrangle a private audience with Pope Francis last week to discuss the so-called threat man-made global warming poses to the pl
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I've got a great idea... Let's pump gas into caves and cracks in the earth's constantly moving crust... At ultra high pressures... What could possibly go wrong?
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Nice flow of reflections on climate change diplomacys in The New York Times Opinion Section​: Bill McKibben on failure: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/opinion/falling-short-on-climate-in-paris.html?ref=opinion Paul Krugman on hope: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/14/opinion/hope-from-paris.html?ref=opinion That other guy on both: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/12/the-destination-in-paris-climate-talks-was-a-journey-that-begins-now (and Perrin Ireland​ on art)
A long diplomatic journey sought a binding climate change accord, and a reboot seeks a long journey.
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A @dotearth  look at the issues behind all the brackets that still stand in the way of a climate deal in Paris. 
A graph shows the number of unresolved [bracketed] sections in drafts of the proposed Paris climate change agreement. The colored bands depict issues like emissions mitigation and financial aid for vulnerable countries.Credit ParisAgreement.org
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From 10-noon New York time, 4-6 pm Paris time, hanging out with participants and observers at the Paris climate talks. If you are there and want to participate in the chat, email me at arevkin@pace.edu.
 
A variety of participants in the Paris climate talks and related events will drop in with students in Andrew Revkin's weekend "Humanity's Climate and Energy Choices" course, which is part of the new School of the New York Times initiative. http://nytedu.com For more on the negotiations, visit Revkin's Dot Earth blog: http://j.mp/dotparisclimate and The New York Times coverage here: nytimes.com/cop21
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Trigg Talley, a senior member of the United States negotiating team, conversing with other climate conference attendees on Wednesday.Credit IISD.ca
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I'm getting more input supporting AFP story citing  the French conference chair.
A discussion of the end-game tussles in the Paris climate talks, which included some bluster from Secretary of State John Kerry.
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A variety of participants in the Paris climate talks and related events will drop in with students in Andrew Revkin's weekend "Humanity's Climate and Energy Choices" course, which is part of the new School of the New York Times initiative. http://nytedu.com For more on the negotiations, visit Revkin's Dot Earth blog: http://j.mp/dotparisclimate and The New York Times coverage here: nytimes.com/cop21
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A selection of views of groups of delegates hunkered outside Paris addressing the array of issues in a proposed new climate change agreement.Credit IISD.ca
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Discussing #COP21 climate talks, including Republican obstruction, on Aljazeera: https://mediaspace.pace.edu/media/Senior+Fellow+Andrew+Revkin+on+Al+Jazeera+America/1_k86cu9d4  Flash transcript: have many more days like this or perhaps even worse. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >>> andrew is the founder and writer of the "new york times" dot earth and senior fellow at pace university and thanks for being with us. >> pleasure being here. >> fascinated in reading your column you believe things this time willeeomewhat different, why? >> different but doesn't mean they will quickly solve a problem, they are different in the way they recognize the scope of the problem. moving a world that is mainly fueled on fossil fuels 80% or so to 0 is not the task of one president, one treaty meeting, it's a process, it's a journey. there was a false expectation i think really from the late 20th century right until copenhagen in 2009 the last round of the talks this would be solved by some magical big deal. >> in fact, you have been covering climate change for 30 years and i think the question people are asking is where do we stand today and how real is this threat we have now reached the point of no return? >> the point of no return has been there a long time because greenhouse gasses are cumulative and kind of like not paying your credit card debt and spending less doesn't make your debt go away and c 02 gets in the atmosphere and the forcing on the atmosphere has been building for 30 years as the world has gotten industrialized and have a multi, thousand year impact and we don't know how warm it's going to get still and science is uncertain on extent of warming and one of the reasons it becomes a value judgment, how much do you value the future. >> in layman's terms what is going to happen to the planet if we ignore the warning of two degrees celsius? >> this two degrees threshold is sort of a political threshold and masquerading like this but the big science body that has been in existence since the 80s has never really said there is a line in the sand, once you pass it and things go awry in a bigger way and it's a rising risk, rising emission risk with temperatures and president obama science advisor says essentially you get several options and can mitigate the gasses and cut emissions and adapt to impacts and you can suffer. >>
Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace and New York Times Dot Earth blogger, Andrew Revkin was interviewed on Al Jazeera America as world leaders and environmentalists gear up for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Climate Change (a k a COP21).
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A rare moment. And not even IN Paris...
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    Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, 1 - present
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    Blogger, Author, Senior Fellow at Pace University, musician, parent, husband, 1995 - present
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Which comes first, Peak Everything or Peak Us? I explore this question daily on http://j.mp/dotEARTH and at Pace Univ. The rest? Family, songs, friends, living.
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I explore the balance between human affairs and the environment for The New York Times at my blog, Dot Earth, and as the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. In spare moments I write songs and perform in a rootsy twangy band, Uncle Wade.
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Been to the North Pole; sailed 2/3 of the way around the Earth (New Zealand to Italy); sung with Pete Seeger.
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  • Brown University
    Biology, 1974 - 1978
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 1981 - 1982
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