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What to do about rapidly developing nations... 29° (4 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? 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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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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Tree Sitters in Berkeley, California 8° (8 replies)

There's a powerful tree sitting movement happening out here in California: http://saveoaks.com/SaveOaks/Main.html Can law really own trees? What do you think about the power of tree sitting movements?

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Media, Politics & Government

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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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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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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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Good Food March 2012 - Call for Action! 3° (3 replies)

Good Food, Good Farming - Let’s march to Brussels! www.goodfoodmarch.eu It’s time for fair prices for farmers and shoppers It’s time to take our environment seriously It’s time for food sovereignty It’s time to deliver good food and good farming everywhere Start: End of August 2012 at different locations throughout ...

Started by Good Food March Call for Action in August 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Food, Health, Media, Organic, Permaculture, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transition Towns, Travel

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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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Financing microgeneration in Bermuda and elsewhere 2° (2 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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