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Can Our Economy Grow Forever? 50° (45 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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Are you willing to sacrifice? 29° (19 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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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 14° (4 replies)

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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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 14° (14 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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Consumerism economic solution, environmental sin? 12° (7 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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Growing Nature in Barren Environments?? 6° (6 replies)

Everyday on the news or radio we all hear something related to the rising CO2 emission and global warming. Just this past week, I heard on NPR about the rainforest only absorbing half of CO2 emissions as 10 years ago. So sad. So i have an idea that i would ...

Started by Andrew C. in April 2015, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Smart Growth, Water

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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 6° (6 replies)

"Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently, but they cannot determine the sustainable scale; that can be achieved only by government policy." - Herman Daly Human beings are the strangest of creatures. We make observations about our surroundings or about our behaviors, these observations become cast into theory, and then these ...

Started by John V. in August 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Consumerism, Economics, Energy Saving

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Sustainable Building at or below conventional cost 5° (5 replies)

Using our tradmarked project delivery method called Total Project Management: Driven to the POWER of g, we continue to deliver buildings that are at least LEED Gold Certified below conventional budgets Northland Pines High School - Eagle River, WI -23% below the national average cost of all public high schools ...

Started by Pete Hoffman in November 2008, about Air Quality, Architecture, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Finance & Money, Green energy, Industry & Business, Recycling

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Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM). 5° (5 replies)

Voluntary carbon market (VCM) is still a problem many developing states. Can great investment on Climate change adaptation and mitigation knowledge make the 'sinking boat' float?

Started by Joseph Bukula in November 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Pollution, Transport

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New book "Carbon markets or climate finance?" 4° (4 replies)

I would like to announce the book “Carbon markets or climate finance“? (editor Axel Michaelowa) just released by Routledge. The book assesses the challenges of climate finance in the context of the post-Copenhagen negotiations and compares financing based on market mechanisms to public finance vehicles. This is done through evaluation ...

Started by Axel M. in January 2012, about Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Economics, Emissions, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

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