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Consumerism economic solution, environmental sin? 11° (6 replies)

Myself and one of my colleagues, David Pearce, have been discussing economics related to the environment. It became apparent quite quickly that the economic paradigm which exists is both the cause and solution to environmental degradation. The economic theory of 'growth at all costs' is without a doubt vastly responsible ...

Started by Roger K. in June 2008, about Economics

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 11° (11 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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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 11° (1 reply)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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Invite friends to join Celsias and make a difference! 9° (4 replies)

Hi everyone, I'm adding this request to the discussion board to ask readers to invite friends to join our site - it will really help increase climate change awareness, and help your friends become part of the solution... as well as providing the site with new blood and extra traffic! ...

Started by Matthew W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Computing, Media

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carbon trading 8° (8 replies)

hi, i need info about how to get carbon credits.

Started by Sandeep G. in April 2009, about Carbon Trading

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What would you like to see on Celsias? 8° (3 replies)

Hi everyone-- hope you've been enjoying what we've had on the site recently. I've been in the "editor's chair" about 6 months now, and I thought it would be good to check in with you, our fabulous readers. What have we been getting right? What would you like to see ...

Started by Chris Tobias in April 2009, about Computing, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media

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EU continues to see the light and listen to reason 8° (3 replies)

See Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm " Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

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New Electric Hybrid car generator 8° (3 replies)

Hi anyone got any ideas? I have the recharging of electric and hybrid vehicles basically solved. I've driven over 3000 miles and never had to plug in once. I've emailed editors, car companies, engineering firms etc. Don't be judging and say that it is easy and people will beat a ...

Started by Cliff M. in May 2013, about Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Pollution, Transport

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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