A Positive Sign From Copenhagen
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Written by Chris

December 5, 2009

Arriving in Copenhagen Denmark on the first of the month, I was to represent Atmocean pump technology for the weekend prior to the Copenhagen Climate summit or Cop15. Setting up the booth in the Oksnehallen building in downtown Copenhagen, I was pleased to be surrounded on all sids by a variety of green sustainable projects! From energy saving lightbulbs, to educational zones for students all the way to entire Danish energy independent islands and microchips to make standby appliances use no energy.

Being in an atmosphere of this magnitude brings a proud light to human kind as we identify the problems at hand and work to find an array of solutions. Not only do the booths fill the large conference hall, a continual flow of students and citizens alike from around the globe search out projects and ideas to take home to their families and representatives. Having identified 20 or so projects already myself, a real buzz radiates through the center.

How can one feel bad about the state of the climate crisis when surrounded by such positive energy? The question now is whether we will be able to capitalize on this surge in innovation and media attention and if the world’s leaders take the lead in putting together real incentives and regulation to help make a green revolution a true reality. This waits to be seen over the coming weeks as the Cop15 summit progresses.

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