At last some good news: A major new educational initiative on climate change has been launched on the Net. Called “Focus the Nation” it will involve over 1000 universities, colleges and high schools in the US in a simultaneous one-day symposia that will explore the challenge of “Stabilizing the Climate in the 21st Century”.

“Post Katrina, and with 2006 on track to be the hottest year on record, Americans are getting seriously worried about global warming”, argues Ross Gelbspan, Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, and author of the book Boiling Point. “Focus the Nation will generate a critically-needed, non-partisan, national dialogue about the bold steps we have to take if we are going to stabilize the climate.”

The symposia are scheduled for January 31st, 2008. Students, faculty and staff can sign their schools up to participate at