20 Sep '11, 6pm

Of Beach Sand, War and Carbon: The British entrepreneur Richard Branson has thrown his weight behind a consortiu...

Of Beach Sand, War and Carbon: The British entrepreneur Richard Branson has thrown his weight behind a consortiu...

Andrew Ross Sorkin/The New York Times A beach summit: Richard Branson, second from right, with Jimmy Wales, a founder of Wikipedia, center in yellow shirt, and Tony Blair, the former prime minister, left of center, and others on Necker Island in the Caribbean in 2008. Three years ago, my colleague Andrew Ross Sorkin caught the British entrepreneur Richard Branson on his private island in the Caribbean in a pensive moment. With a little help from his friends, he was thinking hard about the problem of global warming, and whether he might be able to help. Fast-forward to now, and we know Mr. Branson’s answer to his own question. A year after that chin-stroking session on Necker Island, he founded an outfit called the Carbon War Room in Washington that is working on solutions. On Sunday, I interviewed him for a piece that ran in Tuesday’s paper about a new business consortium ...

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