I think this is a one cause for not being able to address the climate warming issues on a larger scale earlier. (just think about the closed proprietary knowledge that is paid by tax payers and then we have to pay to get a copy of that. so that is maybe a minor issue but its responsible for a lot of lost windows of opportunities (imaging u jump and hit the window frame). But the open access to data, information, scientifically created knowledge should be publicly available. John B has also been very active [on this matter](http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/journals.html). Here in Sweden a few government research authorities requires open source as a requirement for funding software development research projects. but far too few!
i think we need to recognize that this collaboration breakdown has happened in global politics, economy, sciences and technologies. it is also important too recognize that one has to be humble when talking to people from other disciplines.I think Azimuth is a wonderful activity so far and I love the interdisciplinary approach which is needed, to find ways to research and innovate faster than traditional channels allows.
Also see how carbon trading has not worked as expected: - which i added to [[Carbon trading]]
_Carbon trading lies at the centre of global climate policy and is projected to become one of the world’s largest commodities markets, yet it has a disastrous track record since its adoption as part of the Kyoto Protocol. Carbon Trading: how it works and why it fails outlines the limitations of an approach to tackling climate change which redefines the problem to fit the assumptions of neoliberal economics. It demonstrates that the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the world’s largest carbon market, has consistently failed to ´cap´ emissions, while the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) routinely favours environmentally ineffective and socially unjust projects. This is illustrated with case studies of CDM projects in Brazil, Indonesia, India and Thailand_
_UN climate talks in Copenhagen are discussing ways to expand the trading experiment, but the evidence suggests it should be abandoned. From subsidy shifting to regulation, there is a plethora of ways forward without carbon trading – but there are no short cuts around situated local knowledge and political organising if climate change is to be addressed in a just and fair manner_
So long live Riemann and Minkowski who found space-time for Einstein and us :-)