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Don’t Flee to Mars, but Maybe Send the Tea Party There

With Congress barely able to do simple things like finance its basic operations, it is a stretch to think that they will be able to address a major problem like global climate change. The anti-science, backward-looking members of Congress who held the American economy hostage are the same ones expressing disbelief in basic climate science …

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Doomsday Prepping for a Sustainable Future

Is the “end” near? If the pop-culture version of the Mayan calendar’s “apocalyptic” predictions turns out to be correct and the world ends on 12/21/12, then you will probably not be reading this blog. The fiscal “cliff” sounds dire, but luckily it is only an annoying metaphor. This latest round of end-of-the-world hysteria is part …

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Citizen’s Dividends: Basic Income from your Share of the Commons

Have you heard about The Commons? You own a piece of it; we all do. The Commons is something society shares as a public trust, and includes valuable assets such as the Internet, the broadcast spectrum, public lands, the ability to create money, the atmospheric carbon sink, and more. In times of scarcity, access to …

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Copenhagen Meets 2012 With Purple Oceans and Green Skies

Roland Emmerich is on to something. The Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, and if we don’t do something BIG to really start reducing greenhouse gas emissions after that, we are screwed in a big, Emmerich-movie-like way. The UN climate conference in Copenhagen starts on December 7th. The so-called “leaders” of the world are busy trying …

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