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New book "Carbon markets or climate finance?" 1° (1 reply)

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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Should U.N. Troops protect displaced people in Congo with force? 3° (3 replies)

Well, we're all still celebrating the victory of common sense in the U.S. elections, but as usual there are literally hundreds of humanitarian emergencies unfolding around the world. Surely nobody could have failed to notice the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but like everything else it's still not ...

Started by John P. in November 2008, about Politics & Government, War

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What's that light in my eyes? 8° (3 replies)

Yesterday I was reminded of a song from the musical Annie, "The sun will come out tomorrow". Today the sun has come out. A light is shining from America unlike any we have seen for almost a decade. We have seen how dark it can be when we get complacent ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Politics & Government

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Is the creation of five million new American ‘green collar’ jobs realistic? 2° (2 replies)

President Obama’s plan to turn around the US economy includes $150bn of investment in green energy over the next ten years, driving America towards energy independence whilst creating 5 million ‘green collar’ jobs. Nobody could question the need for the new US president to take action to resurrect the US ...

Started by Sam N. in February 2009, about Politics & Government

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Coal = Devastation 5° (5 replies)

It's 10am, do you know where your electricity has been? Does your provider buy electricity from power plants using coal sourced from mountain top removal, MTR, operations. Coal is bad enough on it's own merits as a climate destroying fossil fuel but the "ecocide" of mountaintop removal is completely out ...

Started by C Robb W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Deforestation, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Which national policy will break oil addiction, strengthen national security and revive the economy, FEED IN TARIFFS or SOLAR RECS? 2° (2 replies)

The Feed In Tariff policy/business model, used in Germany to thrust its wind/solar industries, induces utilities to accept solar/wind netmetering schemes because the utilities make as much profit as the homeowner. I understand that the SOLAR REC policy/business model that many US states have adopted and that liberals in Congress ...

Started by Terry G. in July 2008, about Politics & Government

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Whaling cruel and not sustainable- Obama going back on his word 1° (1 reply)

Whaling is not sustainable: "14 days left " Whale droppings is vital to ocean’s carbon cycle Saving endangered baleen whales could boost the carbon storage capacity of the Southern Ocean, suggests a new study of whale feces. Whale feces once provided huge quantities of iron to a now anaemic Southern ...

Started by Paul S. in June 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government, Pollution

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Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams with your signature! 1° (1 reply)

Please sign my petition "Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams." Remind Congress that we don’t want to be misled into conclusions based on distracting statements that suggest that energy “independence” substitutes for real energy security. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/117/362/stop-misleading-energy-pipedreams/ Thanks, Maria

Started by Maria L. in May 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Solar, Transport

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US election and it's consequences for environmentalism 5° (5 replies)

The US election has been pretty hard fought, with both sides talking passionately about climate change and how they plan to address it. However, for me it simply boils down to politics... those with vested interests in industries that traditionally have the largest impact will do least to push new ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

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Are you willing to sacrifice? 28° (18 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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