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The Future of International Climate Agreements

 

The Future of International Climate Agreements

 

The Kyoto Protocol has failed. The stated objective of the Protocol is the “stabilization of greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system,” yet worldwide emissions increased by almost 40% from 1990-2009.[1] Although the commitment period does not end…

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Added by Jon Dunn on April 18, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Subtle but Real Dangers of Climate Change

Here we are in the middle of what is, in all probability, the most threatening event in the history of the human race. It is usually called global warming or climate change but these are mere euphemisms. A more accurate name could be the “polluting and scorching of the entire planet making it uninhabitable for the human race.”

 

But if it’s really that bad why aren’t we doing anything about it, and why are there still so many skeptics? There are many of reasons for the…

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Added by Jon Dunn on April 4, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Planning Sustainable Spring Break Trips

Beaches, music festivals, road trips, and old friends. Yep, Spring Break is here. But that doesn’t mean that we should take a break from being sustainable. Here are a few tips to help you and the environment:

 

1) Carpool - This is an easy one but, unfortunately, one that isn’t done often enough. I’m headed out to Cali this week. 8 days. 12 people. And only 1 car.

 

2) Conserve - Figures show that when we’re on vacation many of us use much more water and…

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Added by Jon Dunn on March 14, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Climate Change Activst on Trial

From the Boston Tea Party to anti-slavery campaigns, and the civil rights movement to women’s suffrage, non-violent direct action has been part of every great movement in American history. The ongoing environmental movement is no different and will also require similar actions to defeat the harmful energy-industrial complex.

 

On December 19th, 2009, Tim DeChristopher, a graduate student, posed as a bidder in a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) auction to sell over…

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Added by Jon Dunn on March 7, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

Convinced and Convicted

We're scorching our planet. I heard it, I believe it, and I'm trying to stop it. But I can't help but feel alone in my battle for the future of our home. But why does it seem like no one else is trying to stop this obvious and eminent disaster?

 

The disbelieving

There is a significant percentage of Americans that don't believe in anthropogenic (human caused) global warming, anywhere from 25-35% depending on the poll. Actually, it took me a while to believe in climate…

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Added by Jon Dunn on February 28, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

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