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Entries by William S. Becker from 11/2009

Road to Copenhagen - Part 1: Doing the Climate Shuffle

| Posted 11.02.2009 | Green

There's a dance being performed on the world stage called the Climate Shuffle. The goal is to get everybody dancing together, a kind of Clean Electric Slide. But first, insist you won't get on the dance floor until everybody does.

Road to Copenhagen - Part 2: Risky Business

| Posted 11.03.2009 | Green

Public officials tend to be risk-averse in matters with potential political consequences; now they must become risk-savvy. Here are 10 ideas on how to make that happen.

Road to Copenhagen - Part 3: Re-Tooling Industry

| Posted 11.04.2009 | Green

A new study commissioned by World Wildlife Fund International identified 24 critical resources and industries the world will need to develop quickly to avoid climate catastrophe.

Road to to Copenhagen - Part 4: A New Social Contract

| Posted 11.05.2009 | Huffington Post

As we approach the climate conference in Copenhagen, politicians are balking and diplomats are burning the midnight oil, deprived of sleep. But we can...

Road to Copenhagen - Part 5: Big Hairy Audacious Leadership vs. Nattering Nabobs of Negativism*

| Posted 11.06.2009 | Huffington Post

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale We are only just beginning to scratch the surface of the power of a positive vi...

Road to Copenhagen - Part 6: Money-Changers in Democracy's Temple

| Posted 11.07.2009 | Green

Government's stewardship responsibility is recognized in the body of laws past congresses developed once we realized that burning rivers, poisoned water, and dangerous air were not in the national interest.