Posts tagged ‘global warming’

My Interview with Bill McKibben

Last Saturday I found myself sitting across the table from Bill McKibben on the outdoor patio of a San Francisco pub, interviewing him about the modern…

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The kids are just getting started

Sometimes it’s good to look in a direction we often don’t look for guidance when we deal with our adult problems and complaints. We generally claim…

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Climate Change Superheroes

The last 50 years have witnessed a steep worldwide increase in the percentage of population living within cities, with a current global average of about 60%. This trend is predicted to continue, a fact that makes urban areas the single largest sources of carbon emissions contributing to resource depletion and climate change. If Washington D.C. were to be rebuilt from a sprawling car-centered to a high density public transit and pedestrian based city, its current annual per capita Greenhouse gas emissions of 19.7 tons of CO2 could be reduced to resemble those of Barcelona (3.4 tons) or Rio de Janeiro (2.3 tons).

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A Progressive Dinner: Celebrating Interdependence

We’ve all come to cherish our independence from the toils of pre-industrial life, and nobody wants to turn back the clock. However, we have arrived at a junction where we are asked to move beyond the dependence vs. independence paradigm, into a realm of interdependence. A progressive dinner is one such example of how to evolve in that direction.

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Talking the Walk

Set to the song Walk by Chemystry Set, this multimedia music video takes a look at how the diminished role of walking in industrialized societies stands in direct cause and effect relationship to our oil addiction and associated issues like global warming, peak oil, pollution, and public health.

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Global Warming: A Path Beyond Denial and Despair

One of the most poignant lines I remember from An Inconvenient Truth was Al Gore’s concern that in light of the problem’s magnitude there was a…

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