Tagged: environment


Arctic Carbon

If you’ve been paying attention to the environment and climate change news, you know we are already in trouble and very likely some measure of fucked. It’s even easier to absorb and get in your head when a climatologist actually uses the words “We’re fucked.” “Even if a small fraction of the Arctic carbon were […]

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If you only had a single statement to pass on to others summarizing the most vital lesson to be drown from your work, what would it be?

The scale of the human socio-economic-political complex system is so large that it seriously interferes with the biospheric complex system upon which it is wholly dependant, and cultural evolution has been too slow to deal effectively with the resulting crisis. —If you only had a single statement to pass on to others summarizing the most […]

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The Earth Is Full

You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century — when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records, populations were displaced and governments were threatened by the confluence of it […]

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How We Wrecked The Ocean

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Collaborative Consumption

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Bloom

It seems like Bloom Energy might have cracked the fuel cell problem and be able to produce a viable product. Interesting.

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Vélos à Copenhague

(via l’excellent imagine (le) mile-end)

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How do I know China wrecked the Copenhagen deal? I was in the room

To those who would blame Obama and rich countries in general, know this: it was China’s representative who insisted that industrialised country targets, previously agreed as an 80% cut by 2050, be taken out of the deal. “Why can’t we even mention our own targets?” demanded a furious Angela Merkel. Australia’s prime minister, Kevin Rudd, […]

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The Copenhagen That Matters

Although it still generates the majority of its electricity from coal, “since 1990, Denmark has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 14 percent. Over the same time frame, Danish energy consumption has stayed constant and Denmark’s gross domestic product has grown by more than 40 percent. Denmark is the most energy efficient country in the […]

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Brazil Pledges Deep Emission Cuts In ‘Political Gesture’ To Rich Nations

The country’s chief of staff, Dilma Rousseff, said Brazil would take proposals for voluntary reductions of 38-42% by 2020 to the Copenhagen climate change summit next month. The reductions are from projected 2020 emissions levels if no action was taken. —Bright Green: Brazil Pledges Deep Emission Cuts In ‘Political Gesture’ To Rich Nations

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TED Monday

Some great presentations I’ve watched recently from the TED conference presentations.

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Le Portugal lance son réseau de bornes de recharge

“Nous voulons être l’un des premiers pays à avoir un réseau de mobilité électrique qui couvre la plus grande partie de notre territoire afin de permettre à tous ceux qui choisiront la voiture électrique de pouvoir se ravitailler partout”, a déclaré le rpemier ministre portuguais Jose Socrates lors de la présentation du réseau “Mobi.E” (mobilité […]

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Peak Waste

…that the term “peak waste” is perhaps more accurate. In an analogy to peak oil, he suggested that maybe we’ve reached the pinnacle of waste in our consumer culture. I do wonder if we will look back at the past few decades as a kind of sick aberration rather than a golden age, with good […]

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3 choses qui finissent en O

Pour vous aider dans vos achats et emballages, Perennia suggère 3 choses qui finissent en O.

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Bush’s Final F.U.

It’s mindboggling. Ming.Fucking.Boggling what Bush is doing right now. If you were still not convinced he’s completely mad, evil, bought by big everything and soulless, check out the midnight regulations he’s inacting. If this were written in a novel as the evil acts of a demented nutball, you’d think it too over the top and […]

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