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October 20, 2015 Back to School: Unlearning Nine Environmental MythsSource: UCLA.edu
Rooted not in fact and science but in myth and fear, these certainties keep environmentalism from moving forward and being more relevant to the contemporary world. For my new students — and all environmentalists — here’s a quick...
October 16, 2015 Britain's water crisisSource: The Guardian
The immediate cause of the early drying out at the source of the Ouse was simply that there was not enough water in the underground aquifer on which it feeds. But that turns out to be part of something bigger.
October 16, 2015 Can Nations Reach a Strong Agreement at COP 21?Source: Reuters
Scientists agree: we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions drastically in the next decade if we are to avoid the worst ravages of climate change. World governments agree: the way to do that is to forge a global agreement at...
October 13, 2015 Enforcing a global climate deal: speak loudly, carry no stick
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Nick Mabey, chief executive of the E3G think-tank in London, says a Paris deal is likely to be more like international agreements limiting nuclear weapons than accords under the î??World Trade...
September 30, 2015 Can pledges to cut emissions save the world from climate change'
The Christian Science Monitor - "When every country's definition of fair and ambitious uses different metrics you won't easily get to a situation where you divide the carbon budget," Kelly Levin, of the î??World Resources...
September 29, 2015 Global Water Crisis Is Wrong, Tragic and UnnecessarySource: Huff Post
If you don't know about the water crisis, you should. About 2.5 billion people are affected. They lack clean water and a toilet. Each day, kids miss school, moms walk miles and families get sick from unsafe water. And too many...
September 29, 2015 The East and West Must Join Together to Fight Climate ChangeSource: World Post
BEIJING -- With the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015, the international community has now adopted an even more expansive set of Sustainable Development Goals for the future. The SDGs aim not only to end...
September 28, 2015 Congress Should Give the Government More Money for WildfiresSource: NY Times
Wildfires that have burned more than eight million acres and are still raging in the West are draining the budgets of federal agencies and forcing them to divert money from essential environmental and land conservation programs...
September 25, 2015 Talking points, through the years: Climate change editionSource: Boston Globe
When it comes to climate change, Republicans have modified their talking points over the years — and not in a linear way. In 2008, major candidates acknowledged global warming and suggested specific solutions. In 2012, many...
September 24, 2015 It's an inconvenient truth, but the global warming zealots are to blame for the deadly diesel fiasco, writes STEPHEN GLOVERSource: Daily Mail
According to Martin Williams, professor of air quality research at King’s College London, diesel cars account for roughly 5,800 premature deaths a year in the UK alone. Other experts put the figure even higher
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