Saturday, July 23, 2016
  1. The Death of World Heritage Sites

    Martin Wagner, ET AL

    The Death of World Heritage Sites

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    &  highlight the growing threat to natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef.

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    Though almost one-quarter of the coral in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage site has died this year, in the worst mass coral bleaching in recorded history, Australia has doggedly pursued new dirty energy projects. With governments failing to protect natural resources, it is up to the World Heritage Committee to take a stand. READ MORE

  2. Rethinking Energy-Efficiency Policies

    Bjørn Lomborg

    Rethinking Energy-Efficiency Policies

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     sees far greater benefits in focusing on investment in green-energy R&D.

    Newsart for Rethinking Energy-Efficiency Policies Thomas Trutschel/Getty Images

    Advocates of energy-efficiency policies suggest that there is a significant “energy-efficiency gap”: governments and businesses have overlooked and forgone investments that could significantly reduce energy consumption at low cost. In fact, there is little evidence of people behaving so irrationally, or of any significant gap. READ MORE

  3. The Arab World’s Water Insecurity

    Brahma Chellaney
  4. Why Climate Change Is an Education Issue

    Felipe Calderón

    Why Climate Change Is an Education Issue

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     cites recent polls showing widespread ignorance of the risks posed by rising global temperatures.

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    Apathy and ignorance pervade the climate change debate, with seven in ten Americans unconcerned that climate change will personally harm them, and 40% of adults worldwide ignorant of the reality of climate change altogether. The solution to both problems is broader access to quality education. READ MORE

  5. The Limits to Green Growth

    Lili Fuhr, ET AL

    The Limits to Green Growth

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    , ET AL  argue that building a sustainable future is a political and ethical task, not an economic one.

    Newsart for The Limits to Green Growth Bloomberg/ Getty Images

    Instead of rethinking our economies, in order to reconcile their functioning with environmental imperatives, the prevailing conception of the green economy seeks to quantify nature so that it can be reconciled with existing economic systems. That is a formula for little more than business as usual with a coat of green paint. READ MORE

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