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California Bans Insurers From Dropping Policies Made Riskier by Climate Change - The New York Times
The state's unusual decision exposes the insurance industry’s miscalculation of the cost of climate change.
insurance  climate.change.effects 
1 hour ago
We Have the Tools to Reverse the Rise in Inequality | PIIE
Inequality is widening, posing major moral, social, and political challenges to which policymakers must react.
inequality  economic.policy  Dani.Rodrik 
4 days ago
Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against
The growing threat of abrupt and irreversible climate changes must compel political and economic action on emissions.
1.5degrees  tipping.points 
9 days ago
'The Limits to Growth': A Book That Launched a Movement | The Nation
This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient.
ltg 
12 days ago
How ergodicity reimagines economics for the benefit of us all | Aeon Ideas
A radical concept called ergodicity at the heart of economics could change our approach to risk for the benefit of all
economics  time  riskmanagement  utility.theory  +  neweconomics  complexity.economics  sfi 
12 days ago
Productivity Does Not Explain Wages – Economics from the Top Down
Wages correlate with firms' sales per worker. Does this mean that productivity explains wages? The answer is no.
productivity  wages 
20 days ago
Analysis: Why scientists think 100% of global warming is due to humans | Carbon Brief
The science on the human contribution to modern warming is quite clear. Humans emissions and activities have caused around 100% of the warming observed.
climatescience 
20 days ago
Abrupt Climate Change: Inevitable Surprises | The National Academies Press
Download a PDF of "Abrupt Climate Change" by the National Research Council for free.
tipping.points  climatescience  1.5degrees 
25 days ago
Kostenlose, lizenzfreie Bilder - Die 30 besten Quellen
Wir haben die 30 besten Quellen für lizenzfreie Bilder recherchiert, die man kostenlos ohne Anmeldung völlig frei verwenden darf.
blog 
4 weeks ago
Hothouse Earth: here's what the science actually does – and doesn't – say
We're still not sure whether the "hothouse" is speculation – or destiny.
tipping.points  climatescience 
4 weeks ago
A New World – The Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation
Geopolitics of the energy transformation. An energy transformation driven by renewables will alter the global distribution of power, relations between states, the risk of conflict, and the social, economic and environmental drivers of geopolitical instability.
countries  country.strategies  global.strategies  geopolitics  energy  security  rents 
4 weeks ago
Resources | Free Full-Text | Ecological Footprint Accounting for Countries: Updates and Results of the National Footprint Accounts, 2012–2018
Ecological Footprint accounting quantifies the supply and demand of Earth’s biocapacity. The National Footprint Accounts (NFA) are the most widely used Ecological Footprint (EF) dataset, and provide results for most countries and the world from 1961 to 2014, based primarily on publicly available UN datasets. Here, we review the evolution of the NFA, describe and quantify the effects of improvements that have been implemented into the accounts since the 2012 edition, and review the latest global trends. Comparing results over six editions of NFAs, we find that time-series trends in world results remain stable, and that the world Ecological Footprint for the latest common year (2008) has increased six percent after four major accounting improvements and more than thirty minor improvements. The latest results from the NFA 2018 Edition for the year 2014 indicate that humanity’s Ecological Footprint is 1.7 Earths, and that global ecological overshoot continues to grow. While improved management practices and increased agricultural yields have assisted in a steady increase of Earth’s biocapacity since 1961, humanity’s Ecological Footprint continues to increase at a faster pace than global biocapacity, particularly in Asia, where the total and per capita Ecological Footprint are increasing faster than all other regions.
footprint  resource!  countries  data 
4 weeks ago
The Economy Keeps Growing, but Americans Are Using Less Steel, Paper, Fertilizer, and Energy – Reason.com
Environmental scientist Jesse Ausubel remembers the moment his research trajectory changed. Over dinner one night in 1987, his friend and
decoupling 
5 weeks ago
U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says - VICE
The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects.
climate.change.effects  military  US  utilities  electricity 
5 weeks ago
ISO - ISO/CD TS 14092 - GHG Management & related activities: requirement & guidance of adaptation planning for organizations including local governments and communities
GHG Management & related activities: requirement & guidance of adaptation planning for organizations including local governments and communities
iso14090 
6 weeks ago
ISO - ISO/DIS 14091 - Adaptation to climate change — Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment
Adaptation to climate change — Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment
iso14090 
6 weeks ago
The alternatives to privatisation and nationalisation - Free exchange
More public resources could be managed as commons without much loss of efficiency
commons 
6 weeks ago
If You Don't Understand Banks, Don't Write About Them
Understanding how banks create money is essential for young economists who want to reform finance and banking.
financialsector  money  debt  central.banks 
11 weeks ago
Open-Borders Ideology & America’s Urban Elite: A Threat to Nationalism? | National Review
A new, open-borders "liberaltarianism" has taken hold among America's urban elite, and it poses a threat to our national unity.
cities 
september 2019
How movements build strength through training | Waging Nonviolence
Training for movements is not unlike training for sports: Pain is inevitable. It’s the conditioning of mind, body and heart that makes winning possible.
nonviolence  methodology  resource! 
august 2019
The City of London extracts wealth from the rest of the UK's regions, inquiry submission finds | CommonSpace
Report finds the City of London’s “financial superstructure extracts wealth from Britain’s regions”
rents  debt 
august 2019
The path of true research never runs smooth | Prof Steve Keen on Patreon
Official Post from Prof Steve Keen: I've written this—and attached PDFs of our workings—mainly for the benefit of students who get a very misleading picture of how research is done by just reading published journal papers or, worse still, textbooks. These present a finished version of research, leaving out the wrong turns and twists t
productivity  energy.rent  biophysical.economics 
august 2019
Why Is It So Hard to Predict the Future? - The Atlantic
Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible.
ltg 
august 2019
Q&A: Will the reformed EU Emissions Trading System raise carbon prices? | Carbon Brief
In July 2003, at a series of meetings in Brussels and Strasbourg, EU lawmakers adopted an Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to help combat climate change.
carbon.pricing  carbonmarket  carbon.tax  EU 
august 2019
Why German Coal Power is Falling Fast in 2019 - Resilience
German coal generation is becoming less profitable as a result of higher carbon prices, against a backdrop of continued increases in renewable generation.
energiewende  coal  carbon.pricing  EU 
august 2019
The 7 reasons why nuclear energy is not the answer to solve climate change | The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Nuclear doesn’t just have one problem. It has seven. Here are the seven major problems with nuclear energy.
nuclear 
july 2019
Investing in the Past: How the ECB Subsidizes the Car Manufacturing Sector - Resilience
Since 2014, the European Central Bank (ECB) has been quietly subsidizing the German and French car manufacturing sector, a high-pollution sector.
ecb  qe  climatepolicy 
july 2019
Climate Equity Reference Project
The Climate Equity Reference Project (CERP) is a long-term initiative designed to provide scholarship, tools, and analysis to advance global climate
climate.justice  data  inequality 
july 2019
Global Inequality in a Time of Climate Emergency - Resilience
Inequality amounts to more, we need to realize, than just a problem of poverty. We have fundamentally a problem of wealth.
climatepolicy  inequality  activism  climate.justice 
july 2019
Degrowth is Utopian, and that’s a Good Thing - Resilience
Being utopian is not a problem as Huber makes it seem it is and we are scientific, at least as scientific as Huber can claim his position is.
degrowth  ecosocialism 
july 2019
A Green New Deal beyond Growth (II) – Some Steps Forward - Resilience
‘What about degrowth and a Green New Deal? The opponent is formidable and what we need are alliances, not divisions’. So how can we do this?
degrowth  green.new.deal  green.growth 
july 2019
The problem with automation - Axios
In three new papers, two leading U.S. labor economists reject the predictions that it will create more jobs than it destroys.
automation  employment 
july 2019
Melting Russian permafrost could speed up global warming and have a devastating impact on the planet | World Economic Forum
Rising temperatures are causing the frozen ground that covers large parts of the Earth to break up, adding to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere
permafrost 
july 2019
This is how the global population has changed in the last 200 years | World Economic Forum
With the world's population rapidly increasing over the years, experts have predicted that by 2056 there will be 10 billion people on the planet.
population 
july 2019
Estimating and tracking the remaining carbon budget for stringent climate targets | Nature
A method of tracking changes in estimates of the remaining carbon budget over time should help to reconcile differences between these estimates and clarify their usefulness for setting emission reduction targets.
1.5degrees 
july 2019
Breaching a “carbon threshold” could lead to mass extinction | MIT News
Today’s carbon dioxide emissions may trigger a reflex in the carbon cycle with devastating consequences, according to a new MIT study.
oceans  acidification 
july 2019
How Much Energy Do We Need? - LOW-TECH MAGAZINE
Because energy fuels both human development and environmental damage, policies that encourage energy demand reduction can run counter to policies for alleviating poverty, and the other way around. Achieving both objectives can only happen if energy use is spread more equally across societies. However, while it’s widely acknowledged that part of the global population is living in ‘energy poverty’, there’s little attention given to the opposite condition, namely ‘energy excess’ or ‘energy decadence’. Researchers have calculated minimum levels of energy use needed to live a decent life, but what about maximum levels? Image: Azuri Technologies. Energy Use Per Capita Humanity needs to reduce its energy use radically if we are to avoid dangerous climate change, the exhaustion of non-renewable resources,...
base.allocation  energy  households  degrowth  sufficiency 
july 2019
Propaganda for Renewables: a Critique of a Report by Oil Change International - Resilience
This report does not have a single word to say about energy conservation and it is thus effectively a puff piece for renewable energy
renewables  degrowth  eroi 
july 2019
Warsan Shire – Home | Genius
no one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark / you only run for the border / when you see the whole city running as well / your neighbours running faster than you
migration  human.rights 
july 2019
Permafrost: 7000 Gasblasen wölben sich in Sibirien auf - Spektrum der Wissenschaft
Sibiriens Permafrost taut auf, und der Untergrund wird instabil. Tausende Methanblasen könnten in den nächsten Wochen und Monaten platzen.
methane  permafrost  arctic  climate.change.effects 
july 2019
Klimawandel: Polarforscher verschärfen Warnung vor Eisschmelze
Diese Warnung stellt alle Klimaberichte in den Schatten: Das Meer steigt um zwei Meter, 187 Millionen Menschen könnten in den nächsten...
oceans  sealevel  climate.change.effects  + 
july 2019
Versailles revisited - If the Allies had been more generous in 1919
In 1919, the world spent six months talking about peace. Did the resulting treaty really make another war inevitable?
keynes  history  debt  war 
july 2019
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