Sep '06 - Dec '09
Today was cold, so Al Gore came to give a speech about global warming. He was here to launch a series of new Harvard-wide green initiatives and encourage people to think deeper about these issues. Among the most interesting things he did, and something I had not heard before, is a rhetorical connection he sees between the environmental crisis and the financial crisis. The argument was that just like a global crisis can be started by a few people giving unregulated bad loans, a climate crisis can be started by a few people releasing unregulated CO2 into the atmosphere. Then he gave props to Obama.
Sadly, as Harvard President Drew Faust was listing the ways all the schools are helping the effort in detail she hardly mentioned the GSD. Regardless, it was nice to see the whole University come together, this is something that doesn't happen often.