Bertolt Brecht: A song about carbon pricing

[Quotes and Insights #26] by Dave Riley Die Massnahme (The Measures Taken or The Decision) was the first of Bertolt Brecht’s “learning” plays. It is a heavily didactic perhaps — even a tres propagandistic (egads!) and shocking — but is nonetheless beautifully conceived and written with music by Hans Eisler. It premièred at the Berlin Schauspielhaus […]

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Fracking: The new global water crisis

Executive Summary of Fracking: The new global water crisis, published March 9, 2012 by Food and Water Watch Within the past decade, technological advances in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” have enabled the oil and gas industry to extract large quantities of oil and natural gas from shale formations in the United States. However, […]

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Fukushima disaster was caused by Japan's nuclear authorities, not the tsunami

“This disaster was predictable and predicted, but happened because of the age-old story of cutting corners to protect profits over people”    [Common Dreams, Feb 28, 2012] A new report released today by Greenpeace argues it was neither the 7.1 magnitude earthquake nor the raging tsunami that followed which deserve the real blame for the nuclear disaster at Japan’s […]

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No time to waste on transition to green energy

Even if we convert totally tomorrow, it would be decades before the transition from coal-based power brings temperature benefits. We have delayed too long already and it is time to get started. +++++++++++++ by Kate Ravilious Environmental Research Web, Feb 16, 2012 If the entire world adopted ‘green’ forms of energy tomorrow, how long would it […]

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