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Read: “Far North”

an “eco-fi” novel by Marcel Theroux

The worst time and the nicest time at the same time

Tough times can make people fight, but can also bring us together—so which is it going to be in coming decades?

Hertsgaard: “The Copenhagen disaccord”

The big climate talks were a flop, to we need unfettered, open-minded discussion of what to do next

“Copenhagen Coverage Watch: ‘Hopenhagen?’ ” by Curtis Brainard and Cristine Russell

In Copenhagen for the start of the United Nations climate treaty talks today, the general mood seems to have turned decidedly upbeat

“Climate Breakthrough: Obama and China Commit to Change” by Mark Hertsgaard

Vanity Fair blog, 23 November 2009

Common Wealth vs Bottom Billion & Global Deal

Paul Collier + Nicholas Stern > Jeffrey Sachs

Wanted: Irrational leaders willing to do the right thing

To have hope of avoiding dangerous climate change, we need “irrational leadership” that will take a long-term view, top researchers say

Can the U.S. be shamed into climate action?

India and China could use shame as a strategy to goad the U.S. to fight climate change, a top climate scientist argues

The climate change game

Hopes are fading that a strong treaty will emerge from next month’s negotiations in Copenhagen. Researchers who study cooperation, though, aren’t surprised.

How to support writing in an age of free info?

Malcolm Gladwell’s new book is available for free online, which creates a quandry—to buy or not to buy?


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 »