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Remembering Steve Rayner

When we decided to give the Breakthrough Paradigm Award to Steve Rayner last fall, we knew that he might not be around to accept it. Steve was thrilled when we told him we were giving him the award and told us he intended to do everything in his power to be in California in person this June to accept it. Sadly, Steve won't be joining us. He passed away last week after a long battle with illness. We are very happy that we were able to announce the award and terribly sad that he won't be with us in June.

For those not familiar with Steve, here is video of his talk on why the Kyoto Protocol failed from the very first Breakthrough Dialogue in 2011.
And here are some classic articles that Steve published at the Breakthrough website over the years:

A Climate Movement at War: A War on Climate Can Be Neither Democratic Nor Effective

Planetary Boundaries as Millenarian Prophesies: Malthusian Echoes
More to come in the coming months on how we plan to celebrate Steve's remarkable legacy in June.

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