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The Climate Post: The Clean and Dirty of Obama’s Energy Plan

In other news, a Koch Industries-funded project finds that global warming is in fact real, and environmentalist George Monbiot still stands up for nuclear

Opening the future

How will our choices shape the future? With a new approach to how the climate community develops scenarios, researchers are coming closer to answering it.

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

Cutting soot could buy the world time on slashing emissions

Tackling soot is a short-term measure that could help us out in the long run

“Relative to the risks of coal mining and oil exploration, the downsides of offshore wind turbines seem minor.”

—USA Today editorial on approval of the Cape Wind offshore wind farm

“The right target for mugging little old ladies and for carbon dioxide emissions is zero.”

—climate scientist Ken Caldeira

Testing geoengineering: a catch 22

We can’t test it without agreement, but who will agree to testing it?

Averting ice ages is easy

A report in Technology Review raised the specter of an approaching ice age, but the real problem is avoiding a super-greenhouse world

Hertsgaard: “The Copenhagen disaccord”

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

“I believe that we should be outlawing the production of devices that emit carbon dioxide.”

—climate scientist Ken Caldeira


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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