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Should U.N. Troops protect displaced people in Congo with force? 4° (4 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? 9° (4 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? 3° (3 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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Which national policy will break oil addiction, strengthen national security and revive the economy, FEED IN TARIFFS or SOLAR RECS? 3° (3 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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The Indian Evidence Act 2° (2 replies)

Attorney of law Chandigarh Any Evidence prefabricated before a Magistrate and duly recorded low Construct 164 is thoughtful a public credit low Section 74 of the Asiatic Inform Act, 1872. Engrossed documents containing much statements are also presumed to be true as substantially as duly prerecorded, low Cutting 80 of ...

Started by Simranjeet S. this month, about Politics & Government

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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 4° (4 replies)

As the economy continues its tailspin towards terminal velocity, many will find the costs of installing renewable energy systems a deal breaker. Though the costs of systems are dropping, PV panel prices are set to decrease by as much as 40% by year end, (http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/009478.html) and will continue to drop ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Solar

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 4° (4 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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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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Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams with your signature! 3° (3 replies)

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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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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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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