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World Wide View

How often have you looked at the policies politicians come up with and thought, “I could do better than that”?

Well here’s your chance.

The U.N. Climate Change Conference, being held in Copenhagen in December, will determine THE global climate agenda. What the world’s heavyweights decide upon in Copenhagen will replace the Kyoto Protocol and dictate how thousands of countries approach climate change for years to come.

And you can help shape just what topics those heavyweights will focus on.

World Wide Views on Global Warming is giving citizens around the world the opportunity to tell the decision-makers what to do. The “global citizen deliberation event,” launched by the Danish Board of Technology, will gather roughly 100 residents in each of a variety of cities across 40 nations on September 26 to get input on policy recommendations like emission reduction, implementation and funding. It’s perhaps the public’s best chance to have a real say on one of our generation’s most important issues.

There will be seven U.S. locations: Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.; Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.; Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo.; Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Ga.; North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C.; University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis.; and Museum of Science, Boston, in Boston, Mass.

David Sittenfeld of the Boston Museum of Science says, “The Museum and its partners are honored to lead Boston citizens in a discussion that will influence climate change policy-making on a global scale, and thereby impact the health of our planet. Their contributions will help ensure a more sustainable planet for their children and for future generations around the world.”

To be considered for inclusion in one of the panels, you need to apply through each venue. I believe the application deadlines vary; Boston’s is July 31. For more information, click on the city nearest you:

Atlanta

Boston

Claremont

Golden

Madison

Raleigh

Tempe

Some venues had yet to update their information as of this posting. You can also check out the World Wide Views listing.

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  1. Anonymous David Sittenfeld Says:

    I am writing from the Museum of Science, thanks for helping us spread the word! FYI I do not think that NC State is participating at this point.

    - David Sittenfeld
    Museum of Science, Boston