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If you’re sleeping too well, radical World Bank has something for you to read …

November 19th, 2012 · 2 Comments

In the event that your nights are too tranquil, might I suggest some bedside reading from the (typically) staid World Bank?  Turn Down the Heat’s subtitle is tellingly revealing: “Why a 4 Degree C Warmer World Must Be Avoided”.  Bankers — especially international bankers — and banker analysts don’t typically hyperventilate.  This tendency underlines why [...]

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Tags: climate change · world bank

Summers not sunny when it comes to developmental concepts

November 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

Bloomberg is reporting that Larry Summers is on a very short list for nomination as Secretary of the Treasury. One doesn’t need to look at the global financial meltdown to recognize that this is a truly critical post but the impact and import of this post cannot be underestimated. With the need [...]

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Tags: Obama Administration · environmental · environmental justice · financial policy · pollution · world bank

News Flash World Bank: Global Warming matters

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off

Examining the World Bank’s investment portfolio (pdf), one could be excused for thinking that the Bank is somehow part of the global warming denier branch of the flat-earth society and does not believe that climate change is the critical issue facing the globe.
Relying exclusively on the World Bank’s own figures, our analysis shows World Bank [...]

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