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Immigration: IPAT

Noah Smith wrote an article in Bloomberg about how to convince the Japanese to have more kids: Japan would like to stabilize its rapidly aging population, and there are really only two ways to do that. It can let in … Continue reading

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Conflicts and Navigation

The perspective of sustainability that I have advocated in the last three blogs was aimed toward the horizon and focused on maintaining equilibrium with the physical environment. I proposed reaching this equilibrium through a combination of recycling our resources, a … Continue reading

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Tackling Environmental Justice: Sovereign State against the Individual.

Last week, I started the discussion of how developing countries can contribute to alleviating anthropogenic (human caused) climate change.  The main goal is to mitigate climate change by achieving a global agreement to transition to more sustainable energy choices. I … Continue reading

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Tackling Environmental Justice: a Global Perspective.

In a previous blog (November 5) I wrote about Governor Romney’s response to a direct question from ScienceDebate about his thoughts on Climate Change. The elections are now over, but the issues are still with us. I want to discuss … Continue reading

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Global Warming and Energy Independence

I have no idea who will win the presidential election tomorrow. The fact is that climate change went almost unmentioned in both campaigns, and was not discussed at all in any of the three presidential debates. Some blame the moderators … Continue reading

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Cost Effectiveness

In the previous blog (September 24) I outlined a “victory,” based on IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) projections, which will allow us to stabilize the composition of the atmosphere at levels that adaptation will be able to handle. I … Continue reading

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Declaration of War

“After the end of [the] Persian Gulf War in 1991, Colin Powell, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlined his vision for efficient and decisive military action.” This vision is now known as the Powell Doctrine. The last condition … Continue reading

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The Conventions

I watched both the Republican and Democratic conventions.  I was listening for information about where the parties and the candidates stand on the issue of climate change. In advance of the conventions, the candidates did, in fact, provide written responses … Continue reading

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