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Al Gore and David Blood: A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism

Al Gore and David Blood: A Manifesto for Sustainable Capitalism | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
In The Wall Street Journal, Al Gore and David Blood write about how businesses can embrace environmental, social and governance metrics.
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Political ecology / political economy / cultural ecology of environmental issues. Posts do not necessarily reflect my position.
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From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Why does climate change adaptation in Africa ignore politics? Great broadside from Matthew Lockwood.

From Poverty to Power by Duncan Green » Blog Archive » Why does climate change adaptation in Africa ignore politics? Great broadside from Matthew Lockwood. | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
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Climate Terror: Global Warming, Failed States, and the Rise of Terrorism

Sadly, the threat of untold misery enveloping the developing world didn't force the West to take climate change seriously. Perhaps the threat of terrorism will.
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Carlee Allen's curator insight, May 17, 2015 11:56 AM

This article talks about how global warming and the continuous disastrous changes that our world is experiencing could be causing stress in humans today and especially in the future. This is all tied to the environmental changes that people and the land are going through. This stress also affects the way countries treat each other, and it is said to even rip societies apart.

 

I thought that it was interesting to see that changes in the environment can influence the way that humans (and countries) interact with each other, and how just global warming can literally affect the world not only with environmental problems, but with social problems as well.

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Earth Day: Obama hails Obama for his historic steps to save the planet

Earth Day: Obama hails Obama for his historic steps to save the planet | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
Democrat says his government actions are enormous help but more are necessary
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Journal of Political Ecology - Open Access

Journal of Political Ecology - Open Access | Political Ecology | Scoop.it

"JPE is a peer reviewed journal (ISSN: 1073-0451), one of the longest standing, open access, online journals in the social sciences. It began in 1994 and welcomes submissions in English, French and Spanish from a broad range of disciplines, and hopes to encourage research into the linkages between political economy and human environmental impacts. It is provided free online and supported by the Political Ecology Society (PESO). An early statement of the founding editors perspectives on the field of political ecology can be read here. The Masthead and international Board are here: PDF"

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Dimensions of Political Ecology: Conference on Nature/Society

CALL FOR PAPERS – Dimensions of Political Ecology: Conference on Nature/Society | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
The University of Kentucky Political Ecology Working Group invites you to participate in the third annual Dimensions of Political Ecology: Conference on Nature/Society to take place from February 2...
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Romney's Energy Plan Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels : NPR

Romney's Energy Plan Doubles Down On Fossil Fuels : NPR | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney unveiled his plan Thursday to eliminate North America's dependence on foreign energy by 2020. The plan would end subsidies for renewable energy sources and instead rely heavily on fossil fuels from the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
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Why we are poles apart on climate change

Why we are poles apart on climate change | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
The problem isn't the public's reasoning capacity; it's the polluted science-communication environment that drives people apart, says Dan Kahan.“ He's right. If climate science had always been honestly communicated there ...

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Climate change: impact, adaptation and vulnerability in water supply of Kathmandu Valley | forestrynepal

Climate change: impact, adaptation and vulnerability in water supply of Kathmandu Valley | forestrynepal | Political Ecology | Scoop.it

Title: Climate change: impact, adaptation and vulnerability in water supply of Kathmandu Valley
Authors: Prakash Kumar Jha
Date: 2012

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Chaotic Climate Change and Adaptation in Fragile States

Chaotic Climate Change and Adaptation in Fragile States | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
In “ Chaotic Climate Change and Security ,” published in the June issue of International Political S...
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The Politics of Culture

An NPR team begins a series of reports from North Africa, where last year's revolutions have Tunisia, Libya and Egypt writing new rules for their changing societies.

 

The Arab Spring has reworked the political landscape in Tunisia; this podcast looks at the cultural changes that have also taken place because of the political shifts.  How are culture and politics interconnected?   


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Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality

Urban Trees Reveal Income Inequality | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
Wealthy cities seem to have it all. Expansive, well-manicured parks. Fine dining. Renowned orchestras and theaters. More trees. Wait, trees?

 

I certainly wouldn't argue that trees create economic inequality, but there appears to be a strong correlation in between high income neighborhoods and large mature trees in cities throughout the world (for a scholarly reference from the Journal, Landscape and Urban Planning, see: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204607002174 ). Why is there such a connection? In terms of landscape analysis, what does this say about those who have created these environments? Why do societies value trees in cities? How does the presence of trees change the sense of place of a particular neighborhood? For more Google images that show the correlation between income and trees (and to share your own), see: http://persquaremile.com/2012/05/24/income-inequality-seen-from-space/


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Donald Dane's comment, December 10, 2013 10:00 AM
this short article explains the evidence supporting tree to rich cities ratio. it goes to show that if I'm going to pay big bucks for location I would want the scenery to be beautiful hands down. they mention the per capita increase to tree ratio and how its only a dollar that influences such a high quantity of trees in city. bottom line is that it makes sense for the more trees in wealthier neighborhoods of the city because when your in the heart of the city you tend to see quantity of quality of homes and being jammed packed into small square footage doesn't leave much room for nature. but go just outside the city where the real estate is high and more spacious and you will find more trees the further and further from the center.
megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 1:04 AM
Like a previous article it explains how if viewing a neighborhood with lush grass and huge yards with landscaped grounds it is associated with big money. People pay top dollar for houses that have huge back yards and privacy of trees. You would not see yards like this is the city though so these neighborhoods on the outskirts of the citylines.
Shaun Scallan's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:48 PM

Interesting the value, in the broadest sense, that trees can bring in an urban setting

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Pollution, Poverty and People of Color: Falling into the Climate Gap - Scientific American

Scientific AmericanPollution, Poverty and People of Color: Falling into the Climate GapScientific AmericanEnvironmental injustice, chevron, richmond, Pollution, Poverty, People of Color Lucy Acevedo and Magdalena Ayed worry that climate change...
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Changing climate, changing democracy: a cautionary tale

Changing climate, changing democracy: a cautionary tale | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
(2012). Changing climate, changing democracy: a cautionary tale. Environmental Politics: Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 211-229.
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China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger - The Guardian

China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger - The Guardian | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
The Guardian China and India 'water grab' dams put ecology of Himalayas in danger The Guardian New academic research shows that India, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan are engaged in a huge "water grab" in the Himalayas, as they seek new sources of...
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Matthew Connealy's curator insight, March 22, 2015 8:46 PM

China and India are in ongoing conflict over who controls what in the process of building numerous dams in order to produce power and electricity. Before this, the Himalayan rivers have been untouched;now, the Himalayas could end up being the most damned region in the world. China has started this weaponless war over water by harnessing the power of the Tibetan Plateau and other nations through multiple dam projects, thus, hurting India and their economy. Unfortunately, most of India's water comes from China, and their reliance on this necessity is hindering their movement for power over hydroelectricity. On top of this, these dams are displacing millions of people and cutting off running water from the rivers.

 

This political ecology is very interesting between these two nations. China is by far the more powerful nation, and it'll be interesting to see what they do about these dams in the next 20 years and how if affects not just the environment but the political systems of the two respective nations. Although we did not talk about subjects similar to these, this story fits right in with political ecology and environmental justice between the neighboring countries.

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Politics, science tangle over climate change in school standards

Politics, science tangle over climate change in school standards | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
South Dakota took part in a 26-state effort to update the way K-12 schools teach science, but the resulting standards face a series of hurdles on the way to implementation.
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The politics of climate change

The politics of climate change | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
The positions of key countries and political blocs on climate change measures before the COP18 in Qatar.
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The politics of carbon markets: an introduction [free access] Environmental Politics

The politics of carbon markets: an introduction [free access] Environmental Politics | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
(2012). The politics of carbon markets: an introduction. Environmental Politics: Vol. 21, The Politics of Carbon Markets, pp. 545-562.
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Water inequalities compound social tensions | How to beat Africa’s water crisis

Water inequalities compound social tensions | How to beat Africa’s water crisis | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
The Global Public Square is where you can make sense of the world every day with insights and explanations from CNN\'s Fareed Zakaria, leading journalists at TIME and CNN, and other international thinkers.
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Island vulnerability history: Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise, 1989

Island vulnerability history: Small States Conference on Sea Level Rise, 1989 | Political Ecology | Scoop.it
Island Vulnerability examines the challenges which islands and other isolated geographies face when dealing with risk, disasters, and extreme events by exploring the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability.
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Grasping Sustainability: A Debate on Resilience Theory vs Political Ecology

Sustainability is a contested concept, of acute relevance to current discussions on how to ensure human and broader biological survival with limited earthly ...
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Market Failure at the Rio+20 Earth Summit

USA TODAYMarket Failure at the Rio+20 Earth SummitCounterPunchI'm here in Rio at the International Society for Ecological Economics conference ...
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Flood aid refusal 'was self defeating'

Flood aid refusal 'was self defeating' | Political Ecology | Scoop.it

"British ambassador Asif Ahmad has offered a forthright critique of the government's handling of last year's flood crisis, saying it should have asked for international help and better communicated information to the public."


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