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Climbing out of the Crisis: a Net-Zero Economy

Wind Lift I, a jack-up ship for installing offshore wind turbines. Photo by kaʁstn, Wikimedia Commons https://bit.ly/30TU3v8.

George Harvey

The German Institute for Economic Research, usually called the DIW Berlin from its name in German, is a non-profit economic research institution funded by the country’s federal government. In early July, it published […]

Phase-out Fossil-Fuel Financing

Protest at the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington. Ted Nation, an activist for several decades, sits beside the protest sign. Image: Wikipedia Commons.

Alan Betts

This year I am searching for solutions to the climate and extinction crises, because time has run out. As society is focused on the COVID-19 crisis, the federal […]

Coronavirus Bails Out the Oil Patch

The fix is in for politically favored oil, gas and coal companies.

California oil pumps. Does the oil industry need a bailout? Photo: CGP Grey, Wikimedia Commons, https://bit.ly/3fwCQwu

Carl Pope

The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs to direct funding, guarantee loans, […]

Blockchain Systems and the Distributed Sourcing of Power

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J.D. Kaplan

With so many things strained in supply, it might feel like a luxury to have anything abundant at all. Information pumps, however, still seem to be working at full capacity. Drowning in spreadsheets and news bites, some way to find certainty in the data one depends upon would naturally float […]

The United States’ Biggest Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Will Not Fund Arctic Refuge Drilling

Polar Bear in the Arctic. Image: oceantoday.noaa.gov

JPMorgan Chase, America’s biggest bank, has committed to not funding drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! The bank’s updated energy policy rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the refuge.

“The Trump administration is pulling out all […]

Sustainability-oriented Investing

Al Gore’s Generation Investment Management is one of the firms that has revolutionized investing by showing what good returns sustainability-oriented investments can yield. Credit: Katja Timm (VCU CNS), FlickrCC.

Informing mainstream investment strategies, or a do-gooder niche?

EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine

The High Cost of Icicles

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Lori Barg

Decades ago my friend Dana Meadows wrote: “…imagine the whole world with no one living in dire need. Think how it would feel to be part of a society that had taken on and solved, permanently, the problem of hunger.”1 This can relate to other issues such as addressing […]

The Many Co-Benefits of a Good Climate Solution

John Gage

The cheapest and quickest way to reduce climate pollution is to put a price on it and let efficient market forces unleash the investment, innovation, and transition to clean energy required. We can protect household budgets during the transition, protect US businesses from free-polluting foreign competition, and strongly encourage all other countries […]

An Ecological Reformation

Roy Morrison

Roy Morrison

Business and pollution as usual have unleashed a rapidly worsening global ecological crisis. We must choose quickly between accepting the dire consequences of global climate disruption, or the embrace of a global ecological reformation.

At bottom, an ecological reformation is expressed by two themes that will define the ecological turn […]

IPCC Issues Global Guide to the Usage of Land

The way we divide up and use the land matters very much to climate change, says the IPCC. Image: Thomas Ehrhardt, Pixabay.

J. D. Kaplan

“Governments challenged the IPCC to take the first ever comprehensive look at the whole land-climate system.” ––Hoesung Lee, IPCC Chair

In the July 2019 issue of G.E.T. (“Movement On […]