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I remember dreams and good ideas, since the 70-ies. But they've always been slapped down. The most depressing fact is that this has still not improved much. We've since Al Gore's film retreated to denial, governments and people hunkering down in economic crisis. The environmentalists have always dreamt .. but those dreams are a threat to the entrenched producers of co2 pollution, who'se business model depends on continuing. It is hard not to be depressed if neither your dreams nor your nightmares are taken seriously.
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Larry Smith .. you clearly found your passion, and you're making a GREAT career out of it! One of those happy few.
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a google hangout with Al Gore, to look back over the 7 years since 'an inconvenient truth'
 
Seven years ago former Vice President Al Gore released An Inconvenient Truth, kick-starting a global conversation about climate change (available on Google Play: http://goo.gl/ElYcc). The issue is as pressing as ever and Gore and Jeff Skoll, the film's executive producer, want to hear your ideas (http://youtu.be/ih3fEHv4wqA). 

Throughout the coming week add your thoughts and questions in the Science on G+ Community (http://goo.gl/39w5t). Gore and Skoll will choose the most insightful participants to join them in a live Hangout on Air on June 11th at 2PM EST - come back then to tune in to the Conversation! 
Google+ Conversation with Al Gore about Combating Climate Change
Tue, June 11, 2013, 2:00 PM
Hangout on Air - watch the Conversation online

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leuk verhaal. Ik weet alleen niet of die labels van 'superveilig' en 'klimaatbestendig' wel kloppen. Het water kan er altijd omheen. Misschien is 'dijkterp' of 'terpdijk' een betere benaming: je maakt de dijk zo groot dat je er ook op kan bouwen, zodat het extra waarde krijgt. Verder zijn terpen een oeroud, en dus niet erg innovatief idee maar daar is natuurlijk niets mis mee :~)
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Beste Nichol,
het superveilige zit hem er in dat de dijk niet kan doorbreken, omdat hij zo breed is. Water kan er inderdaad altijd omheen of overheen, maar dat zal veel geleidelijker gaan dan bij een dijkdoorbraak, en je kunt er op anticiperen door bijv. achter de dijk gevoelige infrastructuur hoger te leggen. Je idee voor terpdijk is interessant! Ik wil je uitnodigen om je discussie in te brengen in onze Linkedin discussiegroep ClimateNL http://linkd.in/18vranz. Vriendelijke groet,
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this looks pretty interesting, at 15:00 European time, 14:00 UK
 
Conversations sparked by Tamsin Edwards' recent op-ed (goo.gl/Q37ukH) and the even more recent AGU statement on climate action (goo.gl/lu3ZaR) have renewed the debate regarding just how active scientists should be in shaping, directing, and supporting climate policy.  

The Sustainability Media Lab has invited 3 prominent climate scientists to discuss the following question: should scientists advocate for policy?

* Join the live chat Wednesday (8/7) at 9AM EDT (Eastern Time). What time is that in ____? Convert to your timezone here: goo.gl/WicavL! *

Featuring:
Gavin Schmidt | Climate scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies |@ClimateOfGavin| Full bio: goo.gl/zykkhM
Judith Curry | Professor and Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology | Full bio: goo.gl/BLTu2W
Richard Betts | Head of the Climate Impacts at the Met Office Hadley Centre |@richardabetts| Full bio: goo.gl/U029Wo

Moderated by:
Kathy Zhang | Sustainability Media Lab | Student at Columbia University
Alexandra Boghosian | Sustainability Media Lab | Researcher at Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Join the conversation! Tweet your questions to @SustMediaLab+#ScienceAdvocacyDebate or post them to this Google+ page. The panel will take public questions before and during the Hangout!
Should climate scientists advocate for policy?
Wed, August 7, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT
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