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September 29, 2014 Time running out to interrupt the carbon emission death spiral: EditorialSource: NJ.com
This was acclaimed as a seminal week for environmental progress, and everyone had a legitimate reason to be encouraged by sundry developments – from the People’s Climate March to the UN Climate Summit to the news that a large...
September 29, 2014 A Treaty on Global Warming May Not Be Needed, But U.N Leadership IsSource: NY Times
When industrialized countries agreed in Kyoto in 1997 to produce 5 percent fewer greenhouse gases in 2008 to 2012 than they did in 1990, it was clear that would never lead to a stabilization of global warming, which nearly all...
September 25, 2014 We Don’t Have to Ditch Capitalism to Fight Climate ChangeSource: Harvard Business Review
The risk of climate change is real, immediate, and very serious. If the vast majority of the doctors I consulted told me that consuming copious amounts of butter significantly increased my risk of a heart attack, I would take out...
September 22, 2014 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Financing a Low-Carbon FutureSource: Reuters
Money makes the world go round, as the old adage goes. Unfortunately, the current investment climate is spinning the globe in the wrong, carbon-intensive, direction.
September 19, 2014 This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein – reviewSource: Guardian (UK)
Klein wants this book to be read by people who don't read climate-change books – it addresses a potential catastrophe yet is calm and welcoming
September 16, 2014 A smart look at the climate-change debateSource: Washington Post
Science writer Charles C. Mann writes books that take on big topics — examining the history of aspirin and the nature of modern physics, for example...Now, in a long, thoughtful and entertaining article in the September Atlantic...
September 12, 2014 Economy or Environment? We Need Both.Source: Huff Post
The focus of American agriculture has for decades been on maximizing yields rather than the downstream implications. A typical bushel per acre yield nowadays is three or four times that of my grandpa's winning year, made possible...
September 3, 2014 A doomed Earth of science fiction may well become a realitySource: Guardian Environmental Blog
There’s a scene in the newly-restored science fiction classic The Day the Earth Caught Fire (premiered last week in the summer open air cinema at the British Museum) when The Daily Express’s fictional, bull-nosed science...
OregonLive - According to the latest report from the îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî, climate change is happening and will continue to happen in the decades to come. Some extreme weather events have...
August 29, 2014 A new green waveSource: The Economist
BILL MCKIBBEN, an American environmentalist, once dismissed sustainability as “a buzzless buzzword”. That seems about right. A survey of 2,000 companies by the MIT Sloan Management Review and the Boston Consulting Group found...
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