10 Jun '12, 9pm

My Eyeball and Envisioning the Rio+20 Earth Summit

After a year of Racing to Rio , I was suddenly not sure whether I would be able to travel there as scheduled this Monday night. We've been long envisioning and advocating for a different kind of Earth Summit this June in Rio - one that would produce real action and accountability (here , here , here …). Often I have dreamed of going to Rio to be a part of a truly transformative gathering of world leaders who recognizing our collective planetary peril, would stop talking and start acting. But just a week before my scheduled flight to Rio, I had to undergo an emergency operation on my right eye. The surgeon repaired my torn retina and braced my aging eyeball. For the last several days, I have had to nurse a serious shiner. It gave me a chance to think about my many years as an international environmental advocate and what this Summit will mean for my children and their futur...

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