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93 Articles by Bryan Walker

America's Climate Problem: The Way Forward

America is much better in technology than governance. That’s the sentence that leapt out at me and remained prominent throughout my reading of economist Robert Repetto’s book America’s Climate Problem: The Way Forward. I sought the book for review because, although its focus is on the US ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in August 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Media, Politics & Government

Global Climate Change: A Primer

Global Climate Change: A Primer may be a book for beginners, but those with an understanding of the issue will find interest in the wide-ranging exposition provided by geologist Orrin Pilkey  and his lawyer son Keith. Pilkey’s research area has been shorelines and coastal geology, with a special focus ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in July 2011, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Media, Population, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Global Warming and Political Intimidation : How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated Up

Climatologist Raymond Bradley has come out fighting in his new short book Global Warming and Political Intimidation: How Politicians Cracked Down on Scientists as the Earth Heated Up. It’s a lively albeit sobering narrative which recounts his and others’ experience of harassment, character assassination and unfounded accusation from the ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in July 2011, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Education, Emissions, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

Facing the Chaos of Climate Change- Do we Build Fortress Societies or more Humane Solutions?

The title piqued my curiosity: Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. Christian Parenti’s book is about what he calls “the catastrophic convergence”, when the dislocations of climate change collide with already-existing crises of poverty and violence. He points to evidence, often in tropical countries ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2011, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Generation Us-The Challenge of Global Warming

Andrew Weaver is a notable Canadian climate scientist. He’s recently written a short book for the general reader to give an easily understandable account of the science of human-caused climate change, to explain its impacts and to suggest solutions. The book is published as one of the Rapid Reads ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2011, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Weather

Business Lessons from a Radical Industrialist- Ray Anderson's new book

In 1994 Ray Anderson, a captain of industry, founder and CEO of the large and successful carpet tile company Interface, was indicted as a plunderer of the earth.  At least that’s how he describes what happened when he took up Paul Hawken’s The Ecology of Commerce and read ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Energy Saving, Industry & Business

A Perfect Moral Storm- The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change

Humanity is facing an extreme risk from unabated climate change. The science is widely understood and accepted. Yet we seem paralysed when it comes to reducing the threat: in spite of 20 years of international talk emissions continue to rise alarmingly. The dangerous political inertia which besets us is investigated ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2011, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Economics, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government

How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health and What we can do about it

Interconnectedness is a major theme of Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens our Health and What We Can Do about It. Jeffrey Sachs describes the book in his preface as “a scientific detective story of the first order, told with brilliance and relish by one of the ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in May 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Celebrities

Adapting to Climate Change in Vietnam and the Philippines

I stumbled across a documentary programme on BBC World a while back, Nature Inc. It visited two Asian regions where the impacts of climate change are being experienced and described the active local measures under way to cope with them. It’s the sort of programme we ought to be ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in May 2011, about Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Events, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

Life Without Oil: Why We Must Shift to a New Energy Future

“A gradual contraction into more sustainable patterns of resource use is not the norm for a society that is exploiting the environment. The norm is a last-ditch effort to maintain outward displays of power, and then a sudden, and dramatic, collapse.”   That’s one of the foreboding statements with which ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in May 2011, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government (2 comments)

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