KAREN GARVER KARL was a private sector litigator for more than 25 years. For the last seven years of that career, she was engaged in creative content protection for NBCUniversal. She has supported environmental causes all her adult life. As mankind’s extraordinary experiment in reshaping the world grows exponentially more complex, her primary concern is that our use of the environment is sustainable. She received an AB with honors in art history from Vassar and a law degree from Yale.