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2013 January

Separated and Unified: One Climate

Right now, we are the cause of that large shift in carbon dioxide. The fact that there are previous periods when we were not the cause, does not relieve us of the fact that our carbon dioxide will warm the planet. These past cycles are part of our “one climate,” so are we.

RickyRood, • 1:30 AM GMT on January 29, 2013

A Bridge of Time

Short term actions are critical to generational success. We will have failed if in fifty years people are still arguing that we should do something. We will have been irresponsible if in fifty years the portfolio of choices on what to do is as small and ambiguous as it is today. Short term actions are critical to generational success.

RickyRood, • 5:54 AM GMT on January 24, 2013

The Role of Short Timers

The decisions that we make each and every day influence our long-term response to climate change. The impact varies from how warm it will ultimately be, to how we anticipate and respond to the disruptions of weather and climate, to how we invest in the technologies and opportunities that would allow us to address, more quickly, climate change. My goal is recognize the role of all of these different factors that work at different spans of time, and how do we change the world so that things converge in an accelerated way to address climate change and sustainability.With a little organization, consideration of the short-term, and a generation of time, we can make changes that are more consequential than just letting things happen.

RickyRood, • 2:03 AM GMT on January 18, 2013

The Optimist’s Time

Understanding the role of time in complex problems is an essential step in getting started on solutions. It is important to consider not only the times important to science, but to energy, to the economy, and, perhaps most of all, to people.

RickyRood, • 4:28 AM GMT on January 06, 2013