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Cold Facts on Warming from an Icy DC

Guest Post by Heleen van Soest

To get an idea of climate, energy and biodiversity policies in the US, Heleen van Soest visited Washington DC, in January and February 2014. She attended the 3 days conference Building Climate Solutions, and had interviews at a number of institutions and think tanks. In a couple of guest posts, she shares her thoughts.

Post 1: Cold Facts on Global Warming from an Icy DC

Ice on the Potomac river

So here I am, in Washington DC. Where it is freezing cold, by the way. Whatever happened to global warming, aye? That, of course, led to a somehow expected conversation with the taxi driver, about climate versus weather, because I mentioned the purpose of my visit: the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) conference Building Climate Solutions.