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Landscape - Breakthrough Energy
Venture capital firm in which Bill Gates is an investor.
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7 hours ago by jonhall
Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change
Climate change underpins all the social and environmental determinants of health but also has positive implications. The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions following on from the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, which emphasised that the response to climate change could be “the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century”.
climatechange  environment  environmental-studies  health  international  public-policy  publichealth 
14 hours ago by dilibrary
Climate Change May Trigger an Economic Crisis. We Could Prevent It.
If governments don’t start acting now to address climate change, Schroders, one of the investment firms that signed the statement, believes the global economy could eventually lose $23 trillion per year. That means the world could be headed toward an economic catastrophe far worse than what it experienced in 2008.
climatechange  economics  softapocalypse  rpg 
15 hours ago by josephaleo
California’s Battle Against Climate Change Is Going Up in Smoke
Just a few months ago, climate activists in California were celebrating an impressive victory: New data showed that the state had brought greenhouse gas emissions down to 1990 levels, four years earlier than planned. The win, a cut of emissions to 429.4 million metric tons (the equivalent of taking 12 million cars off the road) was the result of steady decreases in emissions most years.
But by November, skies across the state were gray. Wildfires were raging, including a blaze which would prove to be the deadliest and most destructive in state history. The conflagrations have set California back: The recent Camp and Woolsey fires, officials say, have produced emissions equivalent to roughly 5.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, more than three times the total decrease in emissions in 2015. Recently, the Department of the Interior announced that new data shows the 2018 California wildfire season is estimated to have released emissions equal to about one year of power use.
by:RosaFurneaux  from:MotherJones  ClimateChange  wildfire  geo:California  date:2018 
16 hours ago by owenblacker
Protesters disrupt US panel's fossil fuels pitch at climate talks
The Guardian

"many observers at the official US panel were ashamed at the position of their federal government. “I was completely embarrassed to be an American”, said Leo McNeil Woodberry of the Climate Action Network. “Everything they proposed was absolutely wrong. I can’t believe they are putting profits over the planet, and profits over people.”

Woodberry needs to believe *and* acknowledge that profits over people is *exactly* what the system is designed to do. It's the fundamental purpose of capitalism, as defined unapologetically by the Friedman Doctrine. To stand aghast at this realization is to completely miss what the system is designed to do. In order to shift from PROFIT to PEOPLE as the foremost priority, the system that underlies American capitalism must change.
climate  climatechange 
18 hours ago by jonhall
Caffeine Crisis!! Predicted to Cut Growing Area in Nicaragua in half -
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21 hours ago by rtanglao
RT : : Tackle or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors

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23 hours ago by mrchrisadams
Nobel Prize in economics awarded to Americans William Nordhaus and Paul Romer - The Washington Post
“Romer’s most influential work, published in 1990, laid the foundations of “endogenous growth theory,” which shows how technological development is spurred by deliberate policymaking that promotes research, growth and education. His research demonstrated the importance of investing in people and ideas to foster growth, when economists had previously believed that it was impossible to influence the rate of innovation in technology.”


“We’ve got to use our powers of collective decision-making to steer this innovation machine toward things that we can know that can benefit everybody,” Romer said. “And there’s just no way around the fact that the public has a role here."


““A well-regulated market is an amazing machine for discovering new things,” Romer said. “We’re saying it can be dramatically better if we can just point this amazing capacity for discovery at the right kind of challenge.”
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yesterday by jonhall
‘A kind of dark realism’: Why the climate change problem is starting to look too big to solve - The Washington Post
“William Nordhaus, the Yale University professor who just won the Nobel Prize for his work on the economics of climate change, recently described his outlook: “I never use the word ‘pessimism’; I always use the word ‘realism,’ but I’d say it’s a kind of dark realism today.

Climate scientists and policy experts realize that they walk a fine line between jolting consumers and policymakers into action and immobilizing them with paralyzing pessimism about the world’s ability to hit climate targets.”


“Royal Dutch Shell chief executive Ben van Beurden noted in 2014 that solar and wind provide about 1 percent of the world’s energy. “How on earth do we think that 1 percent is going to become 90 percent of a system twice as big as what it is by the middle of the century?” he asked. “It won’t happen.

Even with large advances in renewable energy, he said, the share of world energy met by oil and gas would decline from 85 percent to 75 percent by the middle of the century, a time when the IPCC said net carbon dioxide emissions should drop to zero.”


“Companies already know how to take carbon dioxide from the air and stuff it below the earth’s surface. But it’s expensive, and unless it’s used for enhanced oil recovery, it makes no economic sense without large subsidies or a carbon tax large enough to make capture worth it.”


“We need the basic research, but we have to pair that with people willing to fund high-risk breakthrough energy companies,” said Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the website of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a $1 billion private fund in which he has invested. He said “that’s what gives us the chance of having a solution that really lets us not having to give up energy usage and yet not damage the environment. I am optimistic.”

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yesterday by jonhall

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