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October 1, 2014 Carbon Taxes Don't Kill Jobs

Source: Bloomberg View

Where they've been tried, the evidence shows, well-designed carbon taxes have succeeded in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. But that doesn't necessarily end the debate over their effects -- nor should it. The next question is...

September 30, 2014 It's Time to Abandon the Delusion of a Carbon Tax

Source: Huff Post

At the United Nations last week, President Obama urged the nations of the world to follow our lead and begin to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The president has moved aggressively to use the powers of the Clean Air Act to...

September 29, 2014 Time running out to interrupt the carbon emission death spiral: Editorial

Source: 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 Is

Source: 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 Change

Source: 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 Future

Source: 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 – review

Source: 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 debate

Source: 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 reality

Source: 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...

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