Posts tagged with

Surprise Deal Emerges at United Nations Climate Talks

A worldwide coalition gradually formed that forged, essentially, to sign an agreement to make another agreement—but it is progress

Only Five Years Left to Make Transition to Low-Carbon Infrastructure

The world could soon be “locked-in” to dangerous climate change, IEA warns

Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies May Be the Way to Jumpstart Climate Finance

Also in this week’s Climate Post, a grim energy forecast from the Energy Information Administration, and the growth of China’s environmental movement

The Climate Post: China Aims to Become Solar Powerhouse With New Subsidies

Many richer countries, meanwhile, have cut back solar subsidies—and more cuts may be on the way

Renewables investment up in 2010—but mainly because of China

The ailing economy has taken its toll on renewables investment in the U.S. and Europe—so what does the future hold?

The Climate Post: Ethanol Tax Breaks Survive, but Vote May Have “Broken the Dam”

Oil prices threaten pushing the economy into a “double-dip recession,” says the International Energy Agency, and why the loss the sunspots won’t lead to a new “little ice age”

The Climate Post: OPEC Discord May Be “the Beginning of the End” of the Oil Cartel

General Motors’ CEO calls for higher gas taxes to push people to more efficient cars, and MIT researchers develop “Cambridge crude” to give electric cars more flexibility

The Climate Post: Trace radiation isn’t the only global fallout from Fukushima

Emissions battles have their day in court, and pain at the pump continues, and the world’s biggest spam network is taken out—sparing the planet some emissions

The Climate Post: While Congress debates climate science, China and Europe move ahead

China admits it’s facing limits to its growth, while Spain faces limits to speed on its highways, as a gas-saving measure

Read: “Chinese Transportation Growth”

Can China keep up its astronomical rates of growth? Seems impossible—but no one expected their continuing growth over the past 25 years


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »