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Climate: A New Story with Charles Eisenstein (2020)

Posted: 08.26.2020 no comments

 

Climate: A New Story shows us how we can reframe our thinking. Our Earth is not simply a resource, it is a complex, living and fragile hyper-interconnected system. Charles Eisenstein discusses how we might transform our mindset, to reveal a process that could be the quickest way to reverse climate breakdown; and you can be […]

 

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Conoco Philips to use giant chillers to refreeze the ground that climate change is thawing in order to drill for more oil

Posted: 08.19.2020 no comments

 

ConocoPhillips, has proposed a large drilling project in northern Alaska, where climate change is causing the permafrost to melt. The company is planning to use chillers called thermosyphons to prevent the ground from thawing underneath key infrastructure, according to an environmental impact statement published last Friday. Melting permafrost could damage ConocoPhillips’ infrastructure, the Bureau of […]

 

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A Prophet of Soil and Carbon Sequestration

Posted: 08.12.2020 no comments

 

Submitted by Ernie Schroeder.   More than 40 years ago, in Nigeria, a young scientist named Rattan Lal encountered an idea that changed his life — and led, eventually, to global recognition and a worldwide movement to protect the planet’s soil.     Lal was fresh out of graduate school, recruited to join the newly […]

 

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Bill Nye the Science Guy Interviews Bill McDonough the Cradle to Cradle Designer

Posted: 08.05.2020 no comments

 

Bill McDonough, the architect and designer, has formulated a design principle which he lays out in his book Cradle to Cradle. He demonstrates that our current production systems are based on a ‘cradle to grave’ design model that dates to the Industrial Revolution. This process casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it […]

 

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It’s Time to Put Climate Action at the Center of U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted: 07.29.2020 no comments

 

In the U.S. Democratic Party, perhaps no issue has risen more in prominence during this election year compared with prior ones than climate change. The number of self-identified Democrats who consider it a “major threat” is up from 6 in 10 in 2013 to almost 9 in 10 today. A slew of proposals – from […]

 

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Carbon Footprint of Household Energy Use in the US

Posted: 07.23.2020 no comments

 

This study uses data on ∼93 million individual homes to perform the most comprehensive study of greenhouse gases from residential energy use in the United States. We provide nationwide rankings of carbon intensity of homes in states and ZIP codes and offer correlations between affluence, floor space, and emissions. Scenarios demonstrate this sector cannot achieve […]

 

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Scientists Attribute Record-Shattering Siberian Heat and Wildfires to Climate Change

Posted: 07.16.2020 no comments

 

Siberia’s scorching, 100-degree temperature record made headlines in late June, but it was just the latest spike in a decade of historic heat waves across the Arctic that also set records for wildfires, thawing permafrost and melting sea ice. Such extremes, scientists said, show that Arctic warming is accelerating to outpace all but the most […]

 

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Scariest Thing About Global Warming: Shifting Baselines

Posted: 07.08.2020 no comments

 

When the impacts get really bad, people will act. Maybe it will be an especially destructive hurricane, heat wave, or flood. Maybe it will be multiple disasters at once. But at some point, the severity of the problem will become self-evident, sweeping away any remaining doubt or hesitation and prompting a wave of action.     […]

 

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Congressional Climate Crisis Action Plan

Posted: 07.02.2020 no comments

 

In this report, the majority staff for the select Committee lays out a framework for comprehensive congressional action to satisfy the scientific imperative to reduce carbon pollution as quickly and aggressively as possible, make communities more resilient to the impacts of climate change, and build a durable and equitable clean energy economy.     The […]

 

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BlackRock Votes Against Volvo Chief on Lack of Climate Risk Disclosure

Posted: 06.23.2020 no comments

 

BlackRock voted last week to oust the chief of Swedish manufacturing giant AB Volvo, citing his role in the company’s perceived failure to adequately disclose its climate risks.     The world’s largest asset manager, which promised at the start of the year to make sustainability a cornerstone of all investment activity, said that it […]

 

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