Earthcast 2010 Keynote
"Climate Policy and US-China Relations"
Chat Log Below
Learn more about Jason and his family's experience in China by reading their "Vermont 2 China" blog.
19:35:32 Peggy George -> Hooray!! There's Jason!!
19:37:16 Peggy George -> that was a funny ad that came up on your page Jeff! Women seeking Dating Chat and Marriage :-)
19:38:08 Peggy George -> the audio sounds great for both of you
19:40:19 Peggy George -> will we get to see Jason and Matt on mebeam?
19:41:11 nacho -> Hola, desde Asturias, España
19:41:26 nacho -> un saludo para todos y los mejores deseos de que salga bien
19:41:31 nacho -> se oye de maravilla
19:48:00 Peggy George -> my firefox has been behaving very strange lately too!!
19:48:17 Peggy George -> you guys look fantastic!! love those smiles :-)
19:55:25 matt montagne -> hey jason!!!
19:55:28 JL -> you are here
19:55:30 Jason Czarnezki -> hello
19:55:52 Peggy George -> very interesting--couldn't find my avatar for my tweet and then remembered that I switched to the Earthcast avatar :-)
19:56:37 Peggy George -> Hi there Jason!!
19:57:30 Peggy George -> Jose is joining in near end of keynote I think
19:57:55 Peggy George -> I'll watch for him :-)
19:58:55 matt montagne -> welcome cas!!!
19:59:11 Peggy George -> those courses sound great Jeff!!
19:59:30 Peggy George -> does that mean there are two separate chat rooms?
20:00:39 Peggy George -> Hi cas!! Getting excited about Earthcast 2010!! Here we go!
20:01:05 Peggy George -> Hola to Jose!!
20:01:44 mrsdurff -> Was haben Sie alles gesagt?
20:01:48 Peggy George -> Jose is running a Spanish Earthcastathon simultaneously! Very exciting!
20:02:08 Peggy George -> http://puentesalmundo.net/ciberespiral
20:02:19 Peggy George -> Woo hoo!!
20:02:24 mrsdurff -> YEAH YEAH YEAH YEAH
20:02:52 Czarnezki -> hello
20:03:12 Peggy George -> get that coffee pot brewing!! 24 hours of learning and motivation!
20:03:40 mrsdurff -> every twitter like crazy
20:03:54 Peggy George -> Hi Paul! Looking forward to your session on school gardens!
20:04:18 Peggy George -> hashtag for this is #earthcast10
20:05:07 Peggy George -> we have more viewers than people logged into the chat--come on in everyone
20:05:41 Paul Allison -> Hi Peggy, me too.
20:06:32 Peggy George -> bye Jose!! Have a great earthcast!!
20:06:49 Peggy George -> Happy Earth Day!!! :-)
20:07:14 mrsdurff -> Did he say China?
20:07:15 Peggy George -> Hooray for Teachers Teaching Teachers!!
20:07:19 Peggy George -> yes China
20:07:22 mrsdurff -> k
20:07:24 Peggy George -> Hi Sheila
20:07:46 Sheila Adams -> hello! Still in meeting but wanted to stop by the chat.
20:07:52 Peggy George -> what an exciting international team!!
20:08:01 mrsdurff -> the grand elf
20:08:21 Peggy George -> #earthcast10
20:08:34 Peggy George -> Welcome derrallg!!
20:08:42 derrallg -> HI Peggy
20:08:45 mrsdurff -> oh keep dave out then
20:08:46 Sheila Adams -> Will definitely catch this later! Disappointed I'm missing it.
20:09:00 Peggy George -> me too Sheila!! hurry back!
20:09:04 mrsdurff -> we love you sheila
20:09:10 Sheila Adams -> :)
20:09:21 Peggy George -> that was an awesome keynote!!
20:09:47 Peggy George -> wow!! forgot that!!
20:09:56 Peggy George -> professor Obama!
20:10:10 Peggy George -> yes hearing great!
20:10:10 derrallg -> yes
20:10:14 mrsdurff -> Clap clap clap
20:10:29 mrsdurff -> btw the vooicethread is at http://voicethread.com/?#q.b887765.i4731643
20:10:36 Paul Allison -> Love how they met... over garbage.
20:11:04 matt montagne -> pretty much, Paul...we had lots of conversations as he would bring his compost in my backyard
20:11:05 Peggy George -> :-)
20:11:50 Peggy George -> a city with 14m people!! wow!
20:11:53 matt montagne -> welcome boschm to earthcast 2010!
20:12:01 mrsdurff -> hi boschm
20:12:06 mrsdurff -> have sound?
20:12:18 Peggy George -> working great
20:12:50 derrallg -> my wife was living just outside Guanzhou
20:13:23 mrsdurff -> unequivocal unless you live where I do or work where I work - these people think it is a hoax
20:13:55 Peggy George -> that's a really interesting chart!
20:14:01 matt montagne -> I would LOVE to have a climate change denier present on earthcast
20:14:20 matt montagne -> if anyone knows one, please encourage him/her to join in over the next day
20:14:29 mrsdurff -> oh webcast are of the devil - good luck
20:14:30 Peggy George -> yes Matt!! we should have a panel or debate :-)
20:15:38 Peggy George -> do you think you will be able to post Jason's slides on the Earthbridges site?
20:15:39 matt montagne -> hi kjacobs!!!
20:16:04 matt montagne -> welcome to the keynote...our keynote presenter is jason czarneski, who is in southern china
20:16:11 kjacobs -> Hey
20:16:36 kjacobs -> Hey Matt, thought I would tune in for a while.
20:16:46 matt montagne -> glad you could kip!!!
20:17:42 mrsdurff -> hi nacarid
20:17:49 nacarid -> hola
20:17:56 mrsdurff -> do you have sound?
20:18:07 nacarid -> yes
20:18:11 mrsdurff -> :)
20:18:16 nacarid -> perfect
20:18:30 mrsdurff -> that's it - I gonna stop breathing
20:18:41 Peggy George -> that's a great statistic!! powerful!
20:19:06 matt montagne -> welcome nacarid!
20:19:46 nacarid -> thank you matt
20:19:53 mrsdurff -> hi maureen
20:19:57 mrsdurff -> hi pan
20:19:59 mrsdurff -> pam
20:20:02 matt montagne -> hi maureen and pam!
20:20:03 mrsdurff -> typeeze
20:20:08 shoemap -> howdy durff
20:20:22 Maureen -> Hi Lisa, Matt
20:20:27 derrallg -> Hi Pam
20:20:37 shoemap -> Hi there, Derrall
20:21:11 matt montagne -> wow
20:21:15 matt montagne -> sobering
20:21:17 Peggy George -> it's so clear that something has to change!!
20:24:28 matt montagne -> hello funfrock...welcome to earthcast 2010. You're listening to our keynote presenter, Jason Czarnezki, who is southern china
20:24:33 mrsdurff -> hi fun
20:24:42 mrsdurff -> do you have sound fun?
20:25:21 Peggy George -> is it a question of educating people or just getting people to act on the scinece/information??
20:25:49 matt montagne -> I think the policy is a whole different animal...
20:26:28 mrsdurff -> what a snub
20:26:32 matt montagne -> all the 'snubs' were so, so strange
20:27:08 Peggy George -> what a dramatic event!!! good for them for barging in on the meeting
20:27:53 matt montagne -> him Kim!
20:27:58 mrsdurff -> kim is here
20:28:06 mrsdurff -> all is right with the world
20:28:09 derrallg -> hi Kim
20:28:19 mrsdurff -> hi nacarid
20:28:23 mrsdurff -> oops
20:28:28 kcaise -> hi everyone!
20:28:31 mrsdurff -> i need more coffee
20:28:42 Peggy George -> politics are so frustrating!!
20:29:07 Peggy George -> seems like we need to get things out of the committees!!
20:29:18 mrsdurff -> the politicians are the really frustrating ones
20:29:23 mrsdurff -> hi stefan
20:30:13 matt montagne -> hello Stefan...welcome to the opening hour of Earthcast 2010!
20:30:28 mrsdurff -> clean coal is one of those oxymoronic statements
20:30:31 matt montagne -> Jason has to give a TED Talk I think!
20:30:48 Peggy George -> I agree Matt!
20:31:10 matt montagne -> I agree Durff...clean and coal don't belong in the same sentence
20:31:30 derrallg -> there are cranes everywhere and no single story buildings
20:32:08 matt montagne -> please think of questions you might have for Jason and enter them in the chat
20:32:34 matt montagne -> staggering
20:32:48 mrsdurff -> Is there population really increasing that much?
20:32:57 mrsdurff -> yes
20:32:58 Peggy George -> hearing great
20:33:03 shoemap -> yes
20:33:52 mrsdurff -> wb stefan
20:34:08 stefan -> thx
20:35:06 derrallg -> How close or different will China's growth and cleaning up of their environment be like what the US went through?
20:35:20 mrsdurff -> so it's really OUR carbon footprint, isn't it?
20:35:31 matt montagne -> thanks Durff and Derrall for your questions...
20:35:53 Peggy George -> so true and Americans are huge consumers!!
20:36:09 matt montagne -> so much posturing...incredible
20:36:13 mrsdurff -> Catch 22
20:37:07 matt montagne -> jason's thesis here is pretty compelling...the link b/t the US and China is so strong
20:37:24 Peggy George -> makes it seem so hopeless! I'm listening for Jason to give us the hopeful news about things we can do to make a difference--if there are things!!
20:38:32 matt montagne -> welcome to Earthcast 2010, Angela!
20:38:32 Durff -> hi angela
20:38:40 angela -> hi guys!
20:38:53 Durff -> actually, I'm a girl
20:38:56 angela -> haha
20:38:56 matt montagne -> you're joining our keynote in progress...our keynoter is Jason Czarneski and he is joining us from south china
20:39:03 angela -> cool
20:39:25 Peggy George -> regulations and enforcement are very intersting points! do we have any "teeth" when it comes to enforcement?
20:39:25 matt montagne -> welcome chla!
20:39:27 Durff -> hi chia
20:40:00 chla -> hi
20:43:11 shoemap -> I'd like to hear Jason's thoughts about the data from the UK lab that has become so politicized in the US. So many people don't believe that humans have a big role in climate change.
20:44:13 matt montagne -> me too, Pam...I'll ask that
20:47:22 JL -> In the States (and in some of our classrooms) there are those who doubt the Greenhouse Effect and its human cause. How about China and other BASIC countries?
20:47:29 Peggy -> lost my connection! had to change browsers
20:47:32 Durff -> just lost all bandwidth - ah those teens and their bandwidth hoggers
20:47:49 Peggy -> no teenagers her to blame it on!
20:47:58 Peggy -> here
20:49:47 Peggy -> if people don't "believe" in the greenhouse effect they think it excuses them from having to make any changes
20:50:00 Durff -> exactly
20:51:37 shoemap -> wow. all three have on a tie!
20:52:06 Peggy -> what a great story!!
20:53:18 Peggy -> and we tend to listen to people who are saying what we agree with :-)
20:53:39 kcaise -> jeff too?
20:53:59 kcaise -> didnt know this was a formal event
20:54:15 matt montagne -> welcome susan!
20:54:51 Durff -> hi elizabeth
20:55:32 Durff -> How quickly?
20:56:49 Peggy -> it's the information overload in the US that he mentioned that is such a problem--people think that there is so much conflicting information that there is no reason for them to act on it
20:57:01 Durff -> indeed
20:57:23 Durff -> we need to live more simply so others may simply live
20:58:16 matt montagne -> fairly similar to the US...we generally recognize climate change is a problem, but we don't want to negatively impact growth...
20:58:19 Durff -> 40%
20:58:28 Durff -> that's a lot
20:59:01 Peggy -> how likely is that to happen? carbon taxation?
21:00:00 Peggy -> very persuasive presentation Jason!! Thank you!
21:00:14 Durff -> Where can we purchase this book?
21:00:26 Durff -> Does he Twitter?
21:00:39 Durff -> Is it on Amazon?
21:00:47 Peggy -> Everyday Environmentalism! what a great title!
21:00:50 matt montagne -> not yet durff
21:01:09 stefan -> Congrats on the book Jason. Good stuff, Jeff!
21:01:32 matt montagne -> that is a badly needed research project
21:01:39 Peggy -> we'll be watching for the tweets on the release of the book!
21:01:44 kjacobs -> Thanks for the talk. Jason.
21:02:06 Peggy -> http://vermontlaw.edu
21:02:12 Czarnezki -> www.vermont2china.wordpress.com
21:02:55 derrallg -> great information
21:03:24 Peggy -> Thank you Jason!!
21:03:27 shoemap -> Thanks!
21:03:33 derrallg -> thank you
21:04:27 Peggy -> earth day ties :-)
21:04:35 Peggy -> wonderful!!
21:04:36 derrallg -> wow a moment to celebrate
21:04:36 kcaise -> cool!
21:04:50 Peggy -> love it!! Korea is between heart and stomach!!
21:05:10 kcaise -> what are you teaching now jeff?
21:05:19 Durff -> :)
21:05:31 Peggy -> excellent streaming!!
21:05:33 Durff -> \all your susan
21:05:45 shoemap -> Great start to Earthcast!
21:06:00 matt montagne -> thanks, Pam
21:06:08 matt montagne -> I agree...great start