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Young people’s burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions

20 July 2017

From Volume 8, issue 3 Earth Systems Dynamics (Creative Commons) James Hansen1, Makiko Sato1, Pushker Kharecha1, Karina von Schuckmann2, David J. Beerling3, Junji Cao4, Shaun Marcott5, Valerie Masson-Delmotte6, Michael J. Prather7, Eelco J. Rohling8,9, Jeremy Shakun10, Pete Smith11, Andrew [read more]

The End of the Age of Oil

15 July 2017

I read an interesting article on Bloomberg – “Big Oil Just Woke Up to Threat of Rising Electric Car Demand” (14th July 2017) which made me think about the whole question of why oil is so central to our economy and how its replacement by renewables will affect carbon emissions. The article [read more]

Why the world’s rivers are losing sediment and why it matters

14 July 2017

Jim Robbins: Vast amounts of river-borne sediment are trapped behind the world’s large dams, depriving areas downstream of material that is badly needed to build up the marshes and wetlands that act as a buffer against rising seas. Klamath Mountains of Douglas County, Oregon. The dam reservoir [read more]

Indus Cascade – a disaster in the making

5 July 2017

The Indus Cascade project will not help Pakistan, argues Hassan Abbas, instead it will come at great cost, and will make Pakistanis vulnerable to natural disasters or enemy attack Hassan Abbas, July 5, 2017 In May 2017, Pakistan and China signed a Memorandum of Understanding through which China [read more]

Confronting the Himalayan environmental crisis

4 July 2017

The last 12 months have marked significant progress in global renewable energy development, but the world’s most critical region is being ignored. Bold financial innovation is required by the world’s largest asset managers to put the Himalayas on the map. Progress in renewable energy [read more]

A Review of “Grave New World”, by Stephen D King

4 July 2017

Published: Yale University Press (2017) I was looking forward to reading this book, Stephen D King has an excellent reputation and he has a key role at HSBC, while also advising the House of Commons Treasury Committee. The advance notices were also excellent and the author is writing about an [read more]
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