I’m off to China in less than 13 hours for a relatively long trip packed with events.  I’m meeting with environmental NGOs and academics in Hong Kong, including a much anticipated tour of Mai Po Nature Reserve.  Then off to Guangzhou for a series of lectures on climate change at Chinese universities, attending collaborative American-Chinese student research presentations as part of the Vermont Law School’s US-China Partnership in Environmental Law, meeting with public and private environmental officials, and doing some “public diplomacy” for the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou.  Also on the agenda is a friend’s Chinese wedding in Xi’An and as much Chinese food as I can eat.  I’ll be exhausted by the time I arrive at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on the way home.