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Commentary & Opinion
Source: CSR Wire
The Chinese word for “crisis” has two characters – “danger” and “opportunity.” Holding apparently contradictory ideas together isn’t easy. The crises are plain to see, unless we are paid not to see, but the opportunities aren’t...
January 8, 2013 Canada and the Global Water Crisis: A GPM InterviewSource: Geopolitical Monitor
In this exclusive interview with the Geopoliticalmonitor, FLOW Program Manager Nancy Goucher provides an overview of the pressing water issues facing Canada and the wider world, such as aquifer depletion, farming pressures, mass...
December 28, 2012 Time to Confront Climate ChangeSource: NY Times
Four years ago, in sharp contrast to the torpor and denial of the George W. Bush years, President Obama described climate change as one of humanity’s most pressing challenges and pledged an all-out effort to pass a cap-and-trade...
December 27, 2012 SCHAEFER: U.S. should chill out on climate conferencesSource: Washington Times
On Dec. 8, the latest U.N. Climate Change Conference wrapped up in Doha, Qatar. The gathering made two things quite evident: There is no international consensus for action, and U.N. climate conferences get less relevant with each...
December 20, 2012 Maybe Climate Change Just Really Isn't A Problem After All?Source: Tim Worstall, Forbes
As far as I’m concerned the great unknown of climate change has been what is the climate sensitivity? Everything else that we’ve been told I’m just fine with. That methane and CO2 are greenhouse gases for example. That...
December 6, 2012 Making sense of the overwhelming consensus on climate change
Record Searchlight - For readers on the World Wide Web who don't live in Northern California and find themselves reading this blog, they may not have heard of Doug LaMalfa or Wally Herger. And they may not know that Herger, a...
December 3, 2012 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Al Gore – Carbon tax could help U.S. back away from fiscal cliffSource: Thomson Reuters
Nobel laureate and sustainable investment chief Al Gore has long favored a tax on carbon dioxide to curb global warming. Now, he said in a Reuters interview, a carbon tax could do something more: help pull the United States back...
November 27, 2012 Why a 4°C warmer world must be avoidedSource: Reuters
It is my hope that this report shocks us into action. Even for those of us already committed to fighting climate change, I hope it causes us to work with much more urgency. This report spells out what the world would be like if...
November 27, 2012 How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?Source: NY Times
After Hurricane Sandy, many asked if climate change were to blame. While scientists are not sure if the storm was caused or made worse by human-induced global warming, they agree that it is clear that humans are changing the...
November 15, 2012 Tread carefully in linking extreme weather to the climate crisisSource: Mother Nature Network
Many climate advocates hope that the recent bout of extreme weather will awaken Americans to the dangers of climate change. Advocates and scientists have pointed to superstorm Sandy and the Texas drought as clear and present...
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