CEPR economist Mark Weisbrot says the failures of the Eurozone and European economies are due to unaccountable, unelected authorities who have taken control of fiscal policy in order to remove social and economic protections for ordinary people
The real History of the United States Of America. A People’s History of the United States: a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.
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Communication and publicity on climate accountability, climate damages, and climate solutions to individuals and groups working in economics, GHG inventories, fossil fuels, climate and energy policy, stranded assets and fossil reserves, law, ethics and philosophy, climate science, investing & divesting, insurance, shareholder activism, corporate accountability, finance, gadfly work, and thought-leaders around the world. We will continue our publicity work, write op-eds, engage through social media, and give media interviews.
Collaborative work with like-minded institutions and colleagues at Union of Concerned Scientists, Oxford University, Carbon Tracker, and other organizations to be announced in the new year.
Research & thinking on the nature and attribution of responsibility for climate change (a challenge to the conventional notion that consumers are responsible); quantify the potential emissions from proved recoverable reserves held by the Carbon Majors; design a pathway for actions and investments a responsible fossil fuel company should take; create a metric for mandated (or voluntary) net emission reductions via Carbon Capture and Storage or other verifiable offsets informed by historic contributions to global emissions, production levels, and the remaining global carbon budget (such as the IPCC’s 1 TtC budget, of which no more — and probably far less — than 455 GtC remain if we are to assure remaining below 2 °C); update the Carbon Majors analysis of fossil fuel and cement production (including mergers and acquisitions, new entities that meet the 8 MtC threshold) to 2013; engage with shareholder and investor groups, climate policy experts, and industry representatives; model the temperature response to Carbon Major’s historic production and attributed emissions of carbon dioxide and methane; and provide support to numerous initiatives that show promise to moving the needle on effective action to reduce emissions around the world.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
The links are listed here to be used in whatever manner they may be helpful in public information campaigns, course preparation, teaching, letter-writing, lectures, class presentations, policy discussions, article writing, civic or Congressional hearings and citizen action campaigns, etc. For further information on this blog see: About this weblog. and How to use this weblog.
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