Category Archives: anthropogenic climate change

Taxes > Subsidies

Ars Technica summarizes a paper whose authors looked at ways of slowing down deforestation for cattle raising in the Amazon. They consider two options: You can get a reduction forest clearance by taxing land on which cattle is pastured conventionally … Continue reading

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Anthropogenic climate change is currently (almost) the root of all evil

Much of the book we use at my current level at the Alliance Française is about expressing opinions, supporting (or opposing) issues, etc. One of the topics was environmentalism, and one of the exercises consisted of discussing with course mates … Continue reading

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“Clilmate champion” Germany

The beauty of propaganda: Avaaz has a petition up to call on heads of state to ACTUALLY commit to measures to stop anthropogenic global warming. As part of this they write: “[…] we’ll arm climate champions Germany and the UK … Continue reading

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Possible global standard of living?

When we arrived in Argentina, my wife said after a couple of days: “I have come to terms with the fact that our (first-world) standard of living for the entire world is impossible to achieve. But what standard is possible? … Continue reading

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More arguments against private electric cars

On June 30, IEEE Spectrum published an article Unclean at any speed by Ozzie Zehner. In it, he argues that focusing on developing electric cars is a fake solution, because they consume rare materials the extraction of which has a … Continue reading

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Why it’s unlikely that we’ll arrest global warming soon (or at all)

The argumentation is simple yet convincing (Rolling Stone — Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math): All told, 167 countries responsible for more than 87 percent of the world’s carbon emissions have signed on to the Copenhagen Accord, endorsing the two-degree target. … Continue reading

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