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Can Our Economy Grow Forever? 48° (43 replies)

Over the last twenty years the government where I live (Ireland) has put a lot of emphasis on growing our economy. The economy has grown, but has it benefited the average person? Yes, people have more money, bigger houses and more stuff. However, they also have a lot more stress ...

Started by John P. in August 2008, about Consumerism, Economics, Health

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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 29° (14 replies)

I've heard that high-efficiency bulbs actually contain rather nasty stuff like mercury. Is that true? And if so, which is better, using less electricity or keeping such nasties out of our landfills?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Health, Recycling

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What to do about rapidly developing nations... 28° (3 replies)

I think it's great that we're now moving towards a position where governments are seeing the need for a consolidated approach to addressing global warming. However, what should we do about those guys who don't want to play ball? Of course they have their own, shorter term interests in mind ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Population

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Are you willing to sacrifice? 25° (15 replies)

Change is fundamentally about sacrifice. Whether it's choosing chocolate ice cream or vanilla, when we decide on a course of action we sacrifice alternative options. Faced with climate instability and the social and political turmoil that will result in "staying the course", most everyone who visits Celsias has already decided ...

Started by Andrew Hunt in July 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Education, Health, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Travel

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Which carbon footprint calculator to use? 24° (9 replies)

As there are so many out there in the internet, I'm not sure which ones are the best to use and why. Does anyone know? I'm guessing different ones will be better for different locations/types of carbon use too. Can anyone provide a high level breakdown of these too?

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Energy Saving

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 17° (12 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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Does anyone know where you can actually source serious numbers of electric cars ? 17° (7 replies)

I know California killed them , and I know the dinky little Norwegian one , but are there serious numbers of electric vehicles available from anyone , anywhere . Like real cars, not golf carts

Started by Ping S. in June 2008, about Clean Technologies

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How can I offset carbon produced by flying to see my folks yearly? 16° (6 replies)

I fly back to Europe every year to see my folks, but am really worried about the huge amounts of carbon it produces. Whats the easiest way to offset/counter this??

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Carbon Trading, Transport

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McCain's Nuclear Plans and Bush's Plans to Drill Offshore 15° (15 replies)

I'm curious how other people feel about Bush's recent mention of lifting bans on offshore drilling? McCain's goal of building 45 new nuclear reactors by 2030? (see links below) With high fuel costs, the time seems right to talk about renewables. What will finally cause the political right to begin ...

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Nuclear

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Fuel Protests 15° (15 replies)

What do you think should/will be the outcome of the fuel protests breaking out globally? see: http://www.celsias.com/2008/06/12/fuel-protests-spread-like-wildfire/

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Finance & Money

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