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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

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?

Defying gravity

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

“Mining” Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows

Small-scale rainwater harvesting and new crops could fill the gap

80 percent of global water supplies at risk

A new report gives the most comprehensive river assessment yet

Read: “Rethinking Clean Energy Innovation”

New York Times’ blog post on open innovation for solving big problems

Read: “A revolution in global aid to the poor”

On the “most exciting new idea for tackling poverty and feeding billions”

A Day in the Life: Lal Bibi

A case of recurring tuberculosis in Pakistan

Read: “To Live or to Perish Forever”

Nicholas Schimdle’s book on Pakistan

Working with water

Nations threatened by sea level rise are starting to look at how they can work with nature to defend their coastlines.


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 »