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Can geoengineering halt sea-level rise?

New study finds that extreme approaches work best, but come with risks

Read: “Is the global economy a Ponzi scheme?”

We’re using up the planet, “we’re targeting our own children and grandchildren.” Yep—it’s a Ponzi scheme

Hard-won battles against illegal logging are paying off

Action inside forested countries and on the international market has slowed illegal logging

Read: “Intensive farming good for forests” by Fred Pearce

New Scientist, 25 Aug 2009

Where to plant forests to fight climate change?

Forests up north may store more carbon, but they grow too slow to take a big bite out of people’s carbon emissions

Buzz about the Sahara forest scheme

Can a scheme to fight global warming by turning deserts into forests really work?

Forest a desert, cool the world

Computer simulations suggest a plan to cover the Sahara desert with trees could fight global warming

Hot new high-tech energy source is … wood?

New wood-burning power plants could turn an old, dirty fuel into clean, renewable energy

When burning gas is good for the planet

Methane collected from rotting cow dung can spare the air and save forests


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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