New York Times Blog- Andrew C. Revkin

 

...I was engaged in a discussion with Monckton about his views of climate science and some disputes we’d had over stories I’d written when Brad Johnson, a climate blogger and editor at the liberal Center for American Progress, walked by – creating  one of those volatile moments, as if matter and anti-matter had come a bit too close for comfort.

Then I was fascinated to see that the very next booth held the antithesis of combativeness – representatives of Mediators Beyond Borders, a group that aims to help resolve the world’s most vexing, persistent fights using Kheel-style methods to break a complicated battle into manageable parts.

The video above conveys the scene and includes a short interview with Alan Gross, a mediator and co-founder of the group.

He said the group, which has projects from Israel to Zimbabwe to Pittsburgh, was there to try to convince delegates to the talks to include language in any draft agreement that calls for mediators to be applied. Here’s the language proposed by the group:

 

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