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‘Fire Ice’: Buried Under The Sea Floor, This New Fossil Fuel Source Could Be Disastrous For The Planet | ThinkProgress

‘Fire Ice’: Buried Under The Sea Floor, This New Fossil Fuel Source Could Be Disastrous For The Planet | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The potent greenhouse gas that lives in a frozen hydrate pineapple under the sea is dealing with earthquakes and fossil fuel companies that want to combine the dangers of offshore drilling with the excitement of fracking to extract it to the surface.
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Global warming endangers South American water supply, study finds

Global warming endangers South American water supply, study finds | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Chile and Argentina may face critical water storage issues due to rain-bearing westerly winds over South America's Patagonian Ice-Field to moving south as a result of global warming.
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Who Cares About Global Warming?

Who Cares About Global Warming? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Global warming and cooling have occurred many times throughout Earth history, with temperatures and CO2 levels much higher than at present. Of course, they were all accompanied by lots and lots of death.
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Still No Support for Global Warming 'Slowdown' : DNews

Still No Support for Global Warming 'Slowdown' : DNews | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A series of UK government reports doesn't find any less reason to worry about climate change. Continue reading →
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Why Minorities Care More About Climate Change | ThinkProgress

Why Minorities Care More About Climate Change | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A growing number of polls and research finds that minorities are ahead of the curve when it comes to supporting climate change policy.
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Outbreak of global warming optimism is naive - opinion - 29 July 2013 - New Scientist

Outbreak of global warming optimism is naive - opinion - 29 July 2013 - New Scientist | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hopes that we have extra time to rein in emissions and avoid severe climate change are missing the bigger picture, says an energy industry watcher
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Finn Kearns's comment, August 5, 2013 10:23 PM
OH WOW LUCAS!
Finn Kearns's comment, August 5, 2013 10:24 PM
LOL!
Lucas Greenslade's comment, August 5, 2013 10:27 PM
yeah you are laughing out loud
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We've been asking the wrong questions about conservation

We've been asking the wrong questions about conservation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
James Watson: Stop worrying about how species will respond to climate change – focus on how our adaptations are going to affect them
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Electric Vehicle Sales Near 9,000 For June 2013 — One Of Their Best Months Ever | ThinkProgress

Electric Vehicle Sales Near 9,000 For June 2013 — One Of Their Best Months Ever | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
This tops off a two-and-a-half year surge that saw the sale of over 110,000 electric cars throughout the country.
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The high cost of climate inaction, continued

The high cost of climate inaction, continued | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Kate Sheppard has a must-read in the latest Mother Jones about the shortsightedness of the US government's policy of paying huge sums in annual disaster relief, while doing almost nothing to prepare for the inevitable next storm.
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Are we ready for a Superstorm Sandy every other year?

Are we ready for a Superstorm Sandy every other year? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.
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Gangplank to a Warm Future

Gangplank to a Warm Future | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Because of methane leaks, shale gas is not a “bridge” to a renewable energy future — it’s a gangplank to more warming and away from truly clean energy investments.
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State's Obamacare Insurance Prices Among Cheapest In U.S.

State's Obamacare Insurance Prices Among Cheapest In U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Health coverage sold on Obamacare's health insurance exchange in Maryland will be among the cheapest in the country, state officials said Friday.
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Hey, Guess What Thing Banks Are Taking Over Now

Hey, Guess What Thing Banks Are Taking Over Now | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Here's yet another thing banks are taking over: the stock market. 

 

This is great news for the financial sector, which includes banks and insurance companies. But it is not necessarily great news for the rest of humanity. The financialization of everything in the past 30 years has fostered income inequalityand financial crises. Finance was the biggest industry in the stock market for most of the second half of the 2000s, with more than 20 percent of the S&P 500, just before it created that giant black hole that sucked the global economy into oblivion. Remember that?

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Scotland lunar-calendar find sparks Stone Age rethink

Scotland lunar-calendar find sparks Stone Age rethink | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Archeologists have discovered a lunar calendar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, that is nearly ten thousand years old.
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NationalJournal.com - Why It Finally Makes Political Sense to Talk About Climate Change -

NationalJournal.com - Why It Finally Makes Political Sense to Talk About Climate Change - | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
National Journal delivers the latest political news and analysis. New polls show that voters increasingly view climate global-warming deniers as cranks. The White House is paying attention. 
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Energy Efficiency Bill Will Help in Fight Against Climate Change

Energy Efficiency Bill Will Help in Fight Against Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
From improved building efficiency, to increased R & D, to government cost-saving programs, Shaheen-Portman is a balanced, pragmatic approach to getting the biggest bang for our buck when it comes to energy.
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Absent Climate Policies, Global Coal Use Will Soar In Coming Decades, EIA Report Says | ThinkProgress

Absent Climate Policies, Global Coal Use Will Soar In Coming Decades, EIA Report Says | ThinkProgress | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new report projects that, worldwide, coal use will increase by over a third by 2040.
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Messing with nature? Geoengineering and green thought

Messing with nature? Geoengineering and green thought | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Adam Corner: Studies of public perceptions of geoengineering have implications for the 'greens vs science' debate

 

Nature – whether preserving, protecting, or even deifying it – is at the heart of much green thinking and much scientific work. But pinning down exactly what "nature" means is more difficult than it first appears, and over the course of millennia, the way that people have imagined and perceived the natural world has changed repeatedly and often dramatically.

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Trial run for biggest battery in Europe that could help power Britain

Trial run for biggest battery in Europe that could help power Britain | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Cutting-edge technology going on trial in Leighton Buzzard could save UK £3bn a year and spread around the world
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New knowledge about permafrost improving climate models

New knowledge about permafrost improving climate models | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
New research findings document that permafrost during thawing may result in a substantial release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and that the future water content in the soil is crucial to predict the effect of permafrost thawing.
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Climate Change and the Carbon Market | The Energy Collective

Climate Change and the Carbon Market | The Energy Collective | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Why Carbon Revenues Might Be More Important Than Carbon Prices

I recently had an interesting conversation on Twitter and via email that got to the heart of why I hold what many consider an unorthodox view on the role of a carbon price in climate policy.  

While most academic economists and conventional climate policy analysts hold that addressing climate change is first and foremost about putting "the right price" on carbon pollution via a carbon tax oremissions cap and trade program, I have long advocated a somewhat alternative view.  

Establishing a price on carbon is important and can greatly improve the economic efficiency of climate mitigation efforts. On this point, the economists are correct. 

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Another Congressional Attack on Climate Science?

Another Congressional Attack on Climate Science? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Hey, remember when I railed at the members of the House Science Committee about wanting to cut funding from NASA’s climate observation missions?
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More Wildfires = More Warming = More Wildfires

More Wildfires = More Warming = More Wildfires | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Why scientists are scared of the link between bigger wildfires and rapid thawing of northern permafrost.
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The 'burbs - Poverty's new address in America

The 'burbs - Poverty's new address in America | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
THE suburbs are where you will find America’s biggest and fastest-growing poor population. It is not easy to be poor anywhere, but the suburbs present particular...
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Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S.

Heart Surgery in India for $1,583 Costs $106,385 in U.S. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Devi Shetty is obsessed with making heart surgery affordable for millions of Indians. On his office desk are photographs of two of his heroes: Mother Teresa and Mahatma Gandhi.
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