Posts Tagged ‘global warming’

Our Problems Exist at a Glacial Level

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:15 1 Comment

For many, the terms Global Warming and Carbon are terms that stir up emotion and calls to “do something”. That, in the words of one friend, it has become a near religious belief in intangible proofs that we are now asking governments to invest billions, consumers to start thinking, and corporations to start sharing … […]

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Will China and US Move Together to Address Sustainability

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:11 Comments Off

In his speech last week, Seeking Pathways for U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Climate Change, John Podesta once again addressed the fact that the US and China need to begin acting as one to address the issues we face going forward. His focus was “global warming” by name, but the topics he covered were varied: […]

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Tibetan glacier melt: scientists, climate change, a tricky region

Tuesday, February 17, 2009 17:00 Comments Off

Last Thursday the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC hosted a fascinating presentation, “Temperatures Rising: Climate Change, Water and the Himalayas.” A web cast will soon be archived here here. Speakers included: – Isabel Hilton, chinadialogue – Kenneth Hewitt, Wilfrid Laurier University, Cold Regions Research Centre – Katherine Morton, The […]

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Dan Gilbert on Why We Fail to Act

Sunday, February 15, 2009 20:21 Comments Off

Last year, I watched perhaps one of the more interesting Poptech videos. It was of Dan Glibert, a Harvard professor in psychology, on why we as humans have failed to respond in any meaningful way in the face of  Global Warming. At the time, I wrote a review for it on Crossroads that elicited some […]

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China Passes the Global Warming Buck

Saturday, November 1, 2008 11:44 Comments Off

Following in the steps of others, including the U.S., China has put its foot down to demand that others do something about their green house gas emissions before they do.  That they should not sacrifice their growth. Someday, hopefully before the ice caps have melted, I hope that the world leaders will begin to recognize […]

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China’s Greenhouse Gases Could Double in next 20 years

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 10:21 1 Comment

The lead paragraph in the Reuters report China report warns of greenhouse gas leap, says it all China’s greenhouse gas pollution could double or more in two decades says a new Chinese state think-tank study that casts stark light on the industrial giant’s role in stoking global warming. Now, setting aside the global warming issues […]

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Global Warming’s Four Quadrants

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 4:26 1 Comment

Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy , through this Poptech clip introduces us to a new way to think about how people view global warming. That rather than one definition for all, we need to look at how people (separated into 4 quadrants) view how global warming affects them. For me, it hit […]

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Wake Up, Freak Out – Then Get a Grip

Saturday, October 11, 2008 8:48 Comments Off

To be honest, the more time I spend learning about, discussing, and seeing the issues of “Global Warming”, the less inclined I am to use the term Global Warming.  It is in fact, in my opinion, a topic that is too big… too intangible.. at times, and while I want to save the drowning polar […]

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China Calls for 95% Reduction in Developed Country Emmission Levels

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 22:08 Comments Off

In what may be the most ambitious and amusing statement to date, China has called on rich nations to slash emissions by 95%. More specifically: The Chinese government said in a statement that in a preliminary step to tackle global warming emissions, the proposal seeks cuts of 25% to 40% by 2020 from 1990′s level […]

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Tibet’s Yak Herders are Short of Dung Energy

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 1:19 Comments Off

For most Westerners, not having 7000 pieces of dried yak dung around the house is not necessarily a bad thing, but in Tibet where a household may need to burn 7000 pieces to keep the house warm.. 7000 pieces is not enough. The recent article Tibet moving on climate change threat highlights an issue that […]

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