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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: Australia’s Ambitious Scheme Sets World’s Highest Price on Emissions

Saudi Arabia—and the world—may soon face peak oil production, said Goldman Sachs, and San Francisco emulates Groupon to boost solar power

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)

The Climate Post: Ethanol Tax Breaks Survive, but Vote May Have “Broken the Dam”

Oil prices threaten pushing the economy into a “double-dip recession,” says the International Energy Agency, and why the loss the sunspots won’t lead to a new “little ice age”

The Climate Post: OPEC Discord May Be “the Beginning of the End” of the Oil Cartel

General Motors’ CEO calls for higher gas taxes to push people to more efficient cars, and MIT researchers develop “Cambridge crude” to give electric cars more flexibility

The Climate Post: Record-breaking Greenhouse Gas Emissions, but Carbon Market Failing

In other news, Germany and Switzerland decided to abandon nuclear power, and industrial countries plead for more oil but OPEC is unlikely to supply it

The Climate Post: After Fukushima, Japan Vows to Boost Renewables

U.S. cars will get revamped efficiency labels, developed countries may have reached “peak travel,” and China suffers energy shortfalls

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: 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

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


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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