Climate Imitating Weather
Photo courtesy of Michael Didyk
By Alan Burchell
The Columbia University Energy Symposium kicked off last Friday on a low note for fans of solar energy. Outside it was a cool, grey, drizzly morning. Inside Lerner Hall, the coat check was stocked with matching black overcoats, several doomed, no doubt, to be confused with one another by day’s end.
Inside the lobby, a small group of Sustainability Management students stood huddled around the otherwise deserted coffee stand, sourly recounting the opening plenary’s keynote address by Ken Cohen, the Vice President of Public and Government Affairs for Exxon Mobil Corporation.