FORA.tv's own Stuart Schulzke interviews environmentalist Bill McKibben at the COP15 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
McKibben gives his analysis of the successes and failures of the event, and offers his view of how best to combat climate change.
Environmentalist Bill McKibben is a scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College.
McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. Beginning in the summer of 2006, he led the organization of the largest demonstrations against global warming in American history. McKibben is active in the Methodist Church, and his writing sometimes has a spiritual bent.
He is the author of The End of Nature (1989), the first book for a general audience about global warming. Recent books include Enough (2004), which critiques human genetic engineering and other rapidly advancing technologies; Wandering Home (2005), which catalogs his foot-travels across the Vermont landscape; and Age of Missing Information (2006), in which he compares his experience watching 1700 hours of videotaped TV to that of contemplating nature in the Adirondacks.
Stuart Schulzke is FORA.tv's Director of Content Development.
Schulzke has deep world affairs content credentials. He earned two graduate degrees at the University of Oxford and his research has ranged from conflict resolution in Palestine to anti-corruption strategies in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. Schulzke previously worked for the United States House of Representatives, primarily in framing media strategies for the Congressional Human Rights Caucus.
He oversees the development of FORA.tv partnerships with content providers and plays a primary role in formulating the company's overall content strategy.
I'm skeptical (there's that word) about treating a computer program, however sophisticated, as comprehensive enough to provide even a ballpark simulation of a system as complex as that of Earth's climate. Are these guys even thinking or just plugging numbers into a flawed program and reinforcing their worst fears?
The Copenhagen Meeting is necessary because it highlights the major issue of Global Warming Globally. Global Warming is a fact of life we can see it all around us. The issue I have a problem with is the rising sea level forcast. Sea levels are not rising and will not rise. The old concept of sea level being a constant has to go. A constant sea level has misled all of us for too long. It is time that we study sea level and its decline. This will give the lie to sea level rise forcasts. Geology has to get rid of Isostatic Rebound it is a false theory.It is also the root cause of the sea level rise forecasts. We dont know sea level so we cant forcast that it will rise. We are only sure of one thing and that is that sea levels will fall.