Entries by J. Carl Ganter

A Slow Fuse: Journalism’s Response to Climate Change

ASPEN, Colorado — This has been an intense few days of discussions marked by revelations and brainstorms about how the media can improve its coverage of long-term, slow-to-develop environmental issues such as climate change. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue Tim Profeta, director of Duke University’s Nicholas School for Environmental Policy Solutions, […]

On Topic at UN Press Conference

NEW YORK, New York — Mikhail Gorbachev, Ted Turner, and Jane Goodall held a press conference today to discuss global peace, nuclear weapons, and sustainable development. Oddly enough (or within its usual populist context), most questions from the media focused on off-topic, non-issues such the long-term friendship between Messrs, Gorbachev, and Turner, and their thoughts […]

Quiet Moments at the UN CSD

NEW YORK, New York — I ran into Ron Sawyer in the hallway near the UN’s mini-cafe in the lower hallways outside the General Assembly. Ron runs EcoSan in Tepotzlan, Mexico. Our Wilson Center water working group spent two days on the ground viewing his “dry sanitation” project, an innovative approach to improving the traditional […]

Two Tales of a City: Water Poor, Heart Rich

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — It’s Valentine’s Day here, and I’m traveling with our intern Soren Nielsen to learn first-hand about the freshwater crisis facing Mexico and Mexico City. We’re staying with several families in the Iztapalapa municipality where, it seems, every inch is occupied by tarpaper shanties or ramshackle buildings. The universalities and metaphors abound […]