“Copenhagen Coverage Watch: ‘Hopenhagen?’ ” by Curtis Brainard and Cristine Russell

09 Dec 2009

As delegates from 192 countries descended on Copenhagen for the start of the United Nations climate treaty talks today, the general mood seems to have turned decidedly upbeat. After downplaying the chances for a binding agreement at the international confab in recent weeks, today’s media coverage swung in the other direction, with references to “Hopenhagen” alongside headlines like “Obama’s timing boosts hope for major deal on emissions” and “Hopes increase for a credible climate deal.”…

—Curtis Brainard and Cristine Russell in the Columbia Journalism Review


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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