Thursday, July 31, 2014
  1. Antarctica’s Point of No Return

    Anders Levermann
  2. China’s Climate Commitment

    He Jiankun

    China’s Climate Commitment

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    &  praise the Chinese authorities for their efforts to fight global warming.

    Shanghai pollution Shanghai/Lei Han/Flickr

    China – currently the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – is emerging as a global leader in climate policy as it seeks to build a cleaner and more efficient economy. Indeed, China’s efforts to curb pollution while shifting to a more sustainable growth model can provide valuable lessons for governments worldwide. READ MORE

  3. Winds of Vanity

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Winds of Vanity

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     exposes the flawed logic underlying Copenhagen's quest for carbon neutrality.

    Wind Turbines Wes Gibson/Flickr

    Copenhagen wants to be the world’s first CO2-neutral city by 2025. But, as many other well-meaning cities and countries have discovered, cutting CO2 significantly is more difficult than it seems, and may require quite a bit of creative accounting. READ MORE

  4. Containing the Resource Crisis

    Alejandro Litovsky

    Containing the Resource Crisis

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     addresses the increasingly close links between resource scarcity and political risk.

    Oil Sands Elias Schewel/Flickr

    Competition for scarce resources is sorely testing global governance and cooperation. But even in the absence of overarching global legal frameworks, it is possible to maintain a sense of common security if the terms of resource investments are founded on long-term political understanding and commercial relationships. READ MORE

  5. The Lawless Sea

    Andrés Velasco

    The Lawless Sea

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     outlines an agenda for saving the global ocean from imminent life-threatening risks.

    Andrés Velasco global ocean degradation, outdated high-seas rule Graeme Law/flickr

    The ocean is our planet’s life-support-system, keeping it healthy and productive. But overfishing and pollution are causing tremendous damage, and there is virtually no governance or rule of law to prevent it. READ MORE

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