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93 Articles by Bryan Walker

The Fate of Greenland:lessons from Abrupt Climate Change

 Gary Comer was a wealthy retired American who found on a private voyage in 2001 that he was able to easily navigate the normally ice-bound Northwest Passage in northern Canada. It perturbed him that he could do so and resulted in his substantial funding of scientific research into the global ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in May 2011, about Climate Change, Environmental Disasters, Events, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Weather

An Optimist's Tour of the Future

Mark Stevenson’s book An Optimist’s Tour of the Future had me wondering in its opening pages. I warmed to the lively engaging style but I didn’t want to read about a scientist’s vision of human lifetimes lasting thousands of years. As I see it generations need ... 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, Children and Families

Climate Protection is Good Business

Climate protection is good business.  Entrepreneurs and companies who engage in it are prospering. That’s the message of L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen in their recently published book Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change. They energetically urge entrepreneurs and businesses to take advantage of the ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in May 2011, about Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Economics, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Solar

Climate Change Denial comes in three sorts and what to do about it -Review of Climate Change Denial:Heads in the Sand

John Cook’s website Skeptical Science is held in high regard for its patient examination of the arguments put up by climate change deniers and its marshalling of the answers mainstream climate science provides. The result is quietly devastating as the scientific inadequacy of the deniers’ arguments becomes apparent. Cook ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in April 2011, about Climate Change, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government

Engaging the Public With Climate Change :Behavior Change and Communication - A Review

Climate scientists and those working in associated fields have established a clear picture of human-caused climate change and what it is likely to mean in the future. The basic information is readily understandable. It’s alarming in what it portends and a rational human society would by now be well ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in April 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Consumerism, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transition Towns

Earth- The Operators' Manual-A Review

Richard Alley’s splendid abilities as a communicator are well displayed in his new book  Earth: The Operators’ Manual. Written as a companion book for a forthcoming PBS documentary he hosts, it provides a lively review of the science of climate change and of the renewable energy sources now able ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in April 2011, about Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

"We are slow, but we're not Stupid" Paul Gilding's new book on the coming Great Disruption

  Australian Paul Gilding straddles the NGO and the corporate worlds. A former international head of Greenpeace, he subsequently moved into consultancy with global corporations and others on the transition to sustainability. Transition can sound a comfortingly gradual process, but that’s far from the case with the transition foreseen in ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in March 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Architecture, Art & Culture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy (7 comments)

"The Inaction on Climate Change of the last decade was a crime" a review of Hot: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth

American journalist Mark Hertsgaard understands what lies ahead for humanity as climate change unfolds, some of it already unavoidable though hopefully manageable, but with outright chaos lurking if we fail to rein in emissions. He harbors no illusions. The fact that his little daughter will be part of the generation ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in March 2011, about Climate Change, Emissions, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

Adapting to Climate Change-Review

Adapting to Climate Change is a reassuring sounding title, but the content of this book makes it clear that there will be nothing straightforward or easy as human communities try to ready themselves for the coming climate crisis. Editors Neil Adger, Irene Lorenzoni and Karen O’Brien have been doing ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in March 2011, about Climate Change, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Here Comes the Sun: 100% Renewables by 2050

Read part of a great review on a new WWF report discussing renewable energy below: Is a fully sustainable global energy system possible by 2050? It’s hard to imagine a more important question if we entertain hopes of avoiding the worst effects of climate change. It is the question ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in February 2011, about Celebrities, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Design, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government, Recycling

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