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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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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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What do you think of McCain's pick of Sarah Palin for VP? 15° (15 replies)

According to Grist (http://gristmill.grist.org/story/2008/8/29/83614/5859) Palin: - Opposed a statewide ballot initiative to prohibit or restrict new mining operations that could affect salmon in the state's streams and rivers - Has pushed to build a natural-gas pipeline from Alaska's North Slope - Got the state legislature to pass a bill to ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Politics & Government

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What's that light in my eyes? 7° (2 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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US election and it's consequences for environmentalism 6° (6 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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6 key messages from Copenhagen 6° (1 reply)

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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What do you think of Obama's pick of Joe Biden for VP? 4° (4 replies)

Greenpeace did a backgrounder on all the possible Obama VP picks and here is what they had to say about Biden: Delaware Senator Joseph Biden Climate Crisis • Biden is a cosponsor of the Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, which would reduce climate pollution 80 percent by 2050, the level ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Politics & Government

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Coal = Devastation 4° (4 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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