Sunday, August 2, 2015
  1. No Agnostics in the Climate Foxhole

    John Hewson

    No Agnostics in the Climate Foxhole

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     exposes the new, supposedly more reasonable face of those who deny the scientific consensus.

    Australia Storm Tim Donnelly/Flickr

    Those who claim to be "agnostic" on climate change are rejecting the scientific consensus no less than outright climate-change deniers. As financial institutions and others begin to respond to the threat of global warming, those who refuse to recognize the dangers will be left out in the cold. READ MORE

  2. Europe’s Airpocalypse

    Asit K. Biswas, ET AL
  3. The Land Battle for Sustainable Development

    Monique Barbut, ET AL

    The Land Battle for Sustainable Development

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    , ET AL  argue that a powerful weapon in the fight against climate change lies right beneath our feet.

    pipeline WildEarth Guardians/Flickr

    As officials gather in Addis Ababa this week to identify the best ways to secure the resources needed to maintain the health of our planet and boost its inhabitants’ wellbeing, they would be wise to look down. Improved land management holds huge, largely untapped potential in the effort to achieve sustainable development. READ MORE

  4. The Age of Megaprojects

    Nancy Alexander

    The Age of Megaprojects

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     warns that a boom in infrastructure investment could be counterproductive if not carefully managed.

    Megaproject VirginiaDoT/Flickr

    Spending on megaprojects already amounts to some $6-9 trillion a year, roughly 8% of global GDP, making them the biggest investment boom in human history, and that number is expected to grow. But unless the explosion in megaprojects is carefully managed, the effort is likely to be counterproductive and unsustainable. READ MORE

  5. The Paris Climate-Change Spectacular

    Neth Daño, ET AL

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