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Bryan Walsh

State of the Union: From Climate to Clean Energy to…Fracking?

Well, he mentioned the ‘c’ word this year. Last year President Obama raised more than a few eyebrows when he failed to talk about climate change during his State of the Union—something even his Republican predecessor George W. Bush, no friend of the environment, usually managed to work in. But last night Obama did cite climate change, albeit in a rather roundabout way, criticizing Congress for being too deeply divided to pass comprehensive climate legislation—or for that matter, the clean energy…

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Holly Wood 5 years ago
Alan Burke 5 years ago
asladirt

Climate Action Planning Is Good Community Planning

Why should a local community create and implement a comprehensive policy to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change? According to Michael Boswell, Adrienne Greve, and Tammy Seale, authors of Local Climate Action Planning,climate action plans have the power not only to reduce vulnerability to the hazards associated with climate change but to position a city to thrive economically, environmentally, and socially well into the future. The authors of Local Climate Action Planning…

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Bryan Walsh

Climategate: Are Police Closing in on the Email Hacker?

Before we move to the green news of 2012, let’s take a look at some holiday leftovers: like Climategate. This past November—right before the latest U.N. climate change summit—an unknown person or person released another batch of hacked emails from the databases of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at Britain’s East Anglia University. As I wrote at the time, the impact of the release—two years after an initial collection of hacked emails was put on the Internet—was muted, in part because public focus…

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asladirt 5 years ago
firyalmohamed

Stepping Back and Stepping Up: a personal reflection

COP17 climate talks in Durban ended with mixed reactions and emotions. The deal? To establish a new body, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, to negotiate a new global agreement for emissions reduction by 2015, to come into effect and be implemented from 2020. So, what does this mean to me? It signals to me how much work needs to be done and how far we still have to go.

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5 years ago
Bryan Walsh

Conditions of Life: How Climate Change Has Driven Evolution

We are the products of our environment — and that goes for egrets and elephants as much as human beings. The history of all life on this planet has been one of change and adaptation. The environment changes, and life adapts. That’s evolution in a nutshell. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that as the planet’s climate has changed through the geologic past — and it’s changed severely, from the hot and humid earth of the Triassic period to the ice ages that ended just 20,000 years ago — life has changed…

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5 years ago
sgoobie

Ecological Destruction for Dummies

It may have seemed an impossible undertaking: One humble species vs. an entire planetary body. The ambitious aim: complete ecological collapse. Some called it just a pipe dream. After all, the starting point was an entirely thriving, diverse, and balanced biosphere which sustained life and cultures for millions of years. How could this single species possibly have stood a chance in their glorious pursuit? Despite a few naysayers who preached far-flun…

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5 years ago
lumeschannel

Rising consumption in a world of seven billion: sustainable business innovation

With a rapidly increasing population of over seven billion, the threat to the planet has less to do with the absolute number than with what, how and how much we consume. While the debate of whether or not consumers can change industry may continue to circulate on a “higher” level, we all exist within and participate in a global culture of consumerism. As the population reaches and surpasses 7 billion, as countries continue to develop (especially highly populated nations like China and India), the…

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