A survey by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law finds the vast majority of economists believe climate change will impact the US and global economies harder and sooner than predicted.
What's "Sustainable Development"? Free Online Course!
On his blog “I see a change,” Nigerian Youth Development Expert Olumide Idowu presents the elements of sustainable development (source: olumideidowu.blog.com). Not all online courses provide all they promise you, … [Read full article]
Message from Australia: "It’s time that those who advocate economic growth derived from resource extraction and pollution … be the ones labeled wacky, loopy, irresponsible, divorced from reality or connected to the CIA."
It’s at times like the current environmental and climate change catastrophe that you realize just how deeply fearful and conservative people can be. For example, leading and well respected proponents … [Read full article]
Political News: Exxon Rakes in Huge Profits (Pays Low Taxes); GOP Paranoia Increasing; GOP Gets Big Money from Keystone XL Backers;…
1. Exxon Rakin’ in the Dough, Paying Super Low Taxes ExxonMobil’s end-of-year financial summary shows that it made a whopping $41.1 billion in 2011 (35% more than in 2010) but … [Read full article]
Occupy Wall Street Explained by Former Economist & Congressman (VIDEO)
This is one of the best, most succinct explanations of what Occupy Wall Street is about I’ve seen. And you might be surprised to find out that it comes to us from a former Congressman and economist from FL, Alan Grayson.
Scenes and Signs from the 'Occupy Seattle' Protest Rally
October 8, 2011 Seattle Washington – Signs of the Times
Saturday’s ‘Occupy Seattle’ rally (“general assembly”) at Westlake Plaza and march on City Hall went off without too many hitches and just two arrests at its near conclusion. I estimate the crowd at its peak to be between 3 and 4000.
The Occupy Wall Street movement that began in New York nearly a month ago has spread like so much GMO crop pollen, with ‘Occupy ________’ (fill in city of your choice) rallies and protests spreading around the country.
No single message has crystallized yet, although there is such a wide base of anger and resentment that one should not be puzzled at this. Currently, the still somewhat leader-less movement seems to be morphing into simply an “occupy everything” movement.
True Cost of Coal (New Analysis)
This is a truly excellent piece from the good folks over at Skeptical Science that I have to share in full. I’m sure they’re happy to get the message out. Check it out:
Interview with The Wealth of Nature Author John Michael Greer
I recently conducted this interview with The Wealth of Nature author John Michael Greer. Some really interesting answers. Happy he took the time to share with us! Here’s the interview:
Is Energy Efficiency Really Good? (A Look at the "Rebound Effect")
While people may increase usage some after switching to a more energy-efficient technology, research has shown pretty conclusively that they don’t do so nearly enough to considerably offset the energy savings. Thus, they do end up decreasing energy usage, not increasing it, in the end.
Cars and People Compete for Grain
Following up on a post in April by Josh, “Productive Farmland Should Grow Food not Fuel,” and a post this week by Beth, “Is Biofuel Always a Green Option? EU … [Read full article]
Eco-Libris: Green Books — "Oil on the Brain" by Lisa Margonelli
Editor’s note: Lots of books on oil and its role in US economics and politics coming out these days (imagine that!). Our friends at Eco-Libris have the scoop on yet … [Read full article]
Human Interaction with Nature: Endangered Animal Species
Editor’s note: Part two of the “Human Interaction with Nature” series focuses on human impacts on fauna. This post was written by Lindsay Crupper, and originally published on Friday, May … [Read full article]
Obvious Alert: Reducing Carbon Emissions Could Help US Economy
In a day and age where the word recession is being thrown around like a football, when asked to make financial sacrifices you’re more likely to get a kick in … [Read full article]