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“We will die …” Maldives underwater cabinet meeting

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This guest post is from RLMiller [Subscribe]who is becoming a strong and impassioned blogosphere voice on climate issues, serving the organizing role in the “Adopt a Senator” effort to track positions taken by Senators on climate issues and pressure them to adopt reality-based policy approaches. The key take-way from this post: Do not lose sight […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · environmental justice · Global Warming

CBO, Media in Need of Remedial Science Classes

October 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The incisive Natasha Chart of Campaign for America’s Future has a must read discussion of the standard economist’s failures when considering large scale, complex social and environmental issues like climate change. It’s remarkable how often economists ignore physical reality. Whether they’re suggesting that economies can act as perpetual motion machines or suggesting that resource availability […]

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Tags: analysis · climate change · climate legislation · Congress · financial policy · Global Warming

Moving from Wanton User to Electricity Producer in Dallas

October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

This guest post from Think2004 provides one homeowner’s story about moving a home from energy glutton to net zero re electricity. This discussion provides a clear window on the many things that can be done, rapidly, to reduce existing building infrastructure energy use. And, it shows that existing homes can be made ‘net zero’. And, […]

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Tags: Energy · energy efficiency · solar · Solar Energy