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climate change

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

Solar Industry “Darwinism” Weeding Out Weaker Companies

Solar panel manufacturer gets raided by the FBI, Iran officially becomes a nuclear-powered country, and scientists plan a ghost town for research

The Climate Post: Japan, Germany Struggle With Nuclear Power Slowdown

Also, U.S. has few options in the event of a massive oil shortage, and Los Angeles turns “carmageddon” into “carmaheaven”

The Climate Post: Worldwide Energy Shortages Triggered by Drought, Subsidies

Plagues of jellyfish, stimulated in part by climate change, clogged up power plants, and China’s coal bonanza has had a cooling effect (for the short term)

Defying gravity

Covering five thousand years of humanity’s history of managing water, Brian Fagan’s book “Elixir” is a fascinating and frightening read

Sending out an SOS

Predicting abrupt changes in ecological systems could help stave off some of the worst impacts of climate change. But how close are we to foreseeing tipping points?

The Climate Post: U.K.’s “Greenest Government Ever” Charges Ahead with Nuclear Power

Also, nuclear warnings in Japan were raised but ignored, and Exxon’s CEO got rejected by students in favor of a peak oil expert

The Climate Post: Natural Gas Fracking Under Increasing Pressure

In other news, residents along the Mississippi struggled with historic floods, and research shows it’s not easy being green—especially when it comes to biofuels

The Climate Post: Obama’s Popularity and the Next Election May Be Tied to Gas Prices

In other news, White House staff called oil industry subsidies “crazy and unsustainable,” and sales of more efficient cars are fast outpacing SUV sales

The Climate Post: Is Natural Gas All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Dirty and hard-to-get fossil fuels—shale gas, shale oil, and tar sands—are rising in prominence, but their regulations and side-effects are getting a fresh look


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

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