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Climate & Carbon

Taxing frequent flyers

“The richest 20 percent of people worldwide take 80 percent of the flights, according to estimates by the International Council on Clean Transportation, a nonprofit think tank. The top 2 percent of frequent fliers take about 40 percent of the flights.”   The target to reach “net zero” emissions — a point in which air […]

The Tyranny of Inertia

“55 vulnerable countries estimated their combined climate-linked losses over the last two decades totalled $525 billion, or 20% of their collective GDP. Some research suggests that by 2030 such losses could reach $580 billion per year.” Read those numbers again—they are astonishing (a fifth of GDP!) and there is no doubt where justice lies: the […]

Deglobalization Is a Climate Threat | by Raghuram G. Rajan – Project Syndicate

Globalization may have fallen out of favor in recent years, but preserving it is an environmental imperative. Effective, coordinated responses to climate change are being set back by the shrinkage of cross-border trade and investment flows, and by the accompanying rise of isolated regional trading blocs.

How Gabon is selling carbon credits to fuel its economy

Tropical rainforests play a vital role in the fight against climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Gabon plans to sell 90 million tonnes of carbon credits, with the hope that the funds raised will go towards conserving its forests and fuel its economy. What are carbon credits and how did Gabon earn […]

COP27: US works on plan for companies to fund emerging nations’ fossil fuel switch

The US is working on a plan to harness cash from the world’s largest companies to help developing countries cut their use of fossil fuels, an idea it aims to unveil at the UN climate summit this week.   “US officials hope the plan will combat global warming by unlocking “tens of billions” of private […]

From nuclear power to bamboo: The climate solutions at COP27

“Green hydrogen is a zero-emissions hydrogen fuel capable of powering planes, cars and homes. It’s produced using wind and solar power, along with a high-tech electrolysis process. By 2050, cleanly made hydrogen could remove seven gigatons of CO2 emissions annually if scaled successfully, roughly 20 percent of human-caused emissions, according to McKinsey.” From nuclear power […]

Can the clean transition happen? By Azeem Azhar

“Let’s just focus on the future demands of minerals needed for the clean transition — the demand is set to grow exponentially. That is as daunting as moving a hunter-gathering species of 10 million from foraging to domestication. We have an existence proof which suggests that this rationale is flawed. We did scale agriculture all […]

‘Like Vegas, but worse’: Sharm el-Sheikh fails to charm Cop27 delegates

With its jarring mix of sun-drenched luxury resorts, overt authoritarianism, apocalyptic climate warnings and sub-Arctic air conditioning, Sharm el-Sheikh has so far proved a challenging and confounding venue for the Cop27 climate talks. … “There have been some notable rhetorical flourishes, not least from António Guterres, the UN secretary general, who has turned climate speeches into something […]

A Colossal Misinterpretation – By Torben Riise

Recent polls in Europe and USA show that 45% of young people say climate change negatively impact their daily function. Worse, 75% view the future as frightening; among them, 59% believe humanity is doomed. They are being dismissed as being everything from inexperienced to fragile, but according to world renowned sociologist, Hartmut Rosa, they are […]

Lessons from Intentional Communities – By Travis Sheehan and Dania Trejo

Feeling the frost melting after the pandemic winter in Boston, I took to the road in search of intentional communities across the Americas and Europe. I explored the eco-villages of Appalachia, ashrams of Sao Paulo, and Esoteric societies of Turin. What I found is a keyhole view into the next evolution of human consciousness and […]

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