I'm not sure when I'll be able to travel internationally again for work on climate issues, but I did manage to attend this March the workshop in Trondheim that I helped to organize. What was really exciting about this trip is that I was able to convince Nabeel to leave his Silicon Valley VC world for a few days to join me in Trondheim to talk about how the autonomous vehicle future he's involved in can impact the climate, and give us some good ideas about how to capture this possible future in our models.
The conference was great, and we had most of a day to explore Trondheim before it started on Sunday night (and that was probably more than enough time to see all the sights you really need to see in Trondheim during the winter ;-) We saw the quintessential view along the river and the old bridge; the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world; the statue of King Olaf Tryggvason who 'slayed Thor' bringing Christianity to Norway (but we later learned was in turn killed by a bunch of Thor loving farmers); we climbed up the icy battlements of the Kristiansten Fortress; we wandered the streets of Trondheim; and we warmed up with hot chocolate and waffles. All told it was a wonderful few days in Norway.
(click here for all the pictures)
(click here for Nabeel's pictures)