My friend is in Trondheim, Norway, for a biodiversity conference. In 2002, the UNEP and the Convention on Biological Diversity agreed that 2010 was the target year for halting, or at least substantially slowing, biodiversity decline. The conference in Trondheim will address what to do now that we’ve reached 2010, and biodiversity decline continues at a shameful rate. Gloomy stuff.
On the more humorous side, Trondheim apparently has a resident wolverine. After my dramatic assertions about how the wolverine is the last representative of true wilderness, you will share my sense of entertainment – and slight chagrin – to learn that this wolverine hangs out in town and, apparently, has a taste for….waffles.