Copenhagen Consensus 2012: Climate Change

Environmental Economics

That is the question that I posed to a panel of five top economists, including four Nobel laureates, in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 project. Bjorn Lomborg: If you had $75 billion to spend over the next four years and your goal was to advance human welfare, especially in the developing world, how could you get the most value for your money? The panel members were chosen for their expertise in prioritization and their ability to use economic principles to compare policy choices.

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Copenhagen Consensus 2012

Environmental Economics

[I wish I had posted this on April 26*.]. Bjorn Lomborg in Slate : The Copenhagen Consensus project , which I direct, provides a link between academic research and concrete economic analysis that can be used by decision-makers in the real world. Every four years, researchers and Nobel laureates work to identify the smartest responses to the biggest problems facing humanity.

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IOG Saltex 2012 – Show Review

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year saw a rearrangement of the display areas are the usual top area close by the river could not be used as it had be rather churned up during the 2012 London Olympics boat races. DJ Turfcare used Saltex 2012 to launch Viano MO Bacter in the smaller 7.5 2012 IOG Saltex IOG Saltex Saltex 2012

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My top 10 albums of 2012

Environmental Economics

Honorable Mention: Kelly Hogan -- I Like to Keep Myself in Pain; Mic Harrison and the High Score -- Still Wanna Fight  As you can see ( WNCW's Top 100 Contest Weekday Mix - 2012 Survey ),  I had to write in the top 2 albums, which were clearly my favorites along with #3. It more or less got buried in the mess of my car for a significant chunk of 2012.  Based on revealed prefernece as submitted to WNCW's Top 100 : Bruce Springsteen -- Wrecking Ball.

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MR: Handicapping the 2012 Nobel

Environmental Economics

Tyler Cowen: This article mentions Alvin Roth, Bob Shiller, Richard Thaler, Robert Barro, Lars Hansen, Anthony Atkinson, Angus Deaton, Jean Tirole, Stephen Ross, and William Nordhaus. I’ll predict a triple prize to Shiller, Thaler, and Eugene Fama.    Fama clearly deserves it, can’t win it solo (too strongly EMH in an age of financial crisis), but can be bundled with two people from behavioral finance and irrational exuberance theories. 

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. If you are one who embraces an eco-friendly lifestyle and wants to get away from it all or the family scene just may be a little too much this year, here are the top 10 best eco-holiday destinations in 2012 as reported by the all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization Ethical Traveler. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

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Lakeland Garden 2012 Catalog – Preview

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If it hasn't happened already then in the next couple of days or so the Lakeland Garden 2012 Catalog will be dropping through people's letterboxes. Lakeland Garden Catalog Lakeland Lakeland Garden 2012 Catalog

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2012 Honda Civic HF

Eco Auto Ninja

The all-new HF model Honda Civic is the most fuel efficient of the non-hybridized Civics that will be available in the United States in 2012. Pricing has yet to be announced on the 2012 Civic. Hybrids 2012 Honda Civic HFHonda expects the HF, with its 1.8-liter i-VTEC engine, to earn EPA-estimated fuel economy of 41 miles per gallon on the highway.

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The 2012 Toyota Prius V Five

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrids 2012 prius v toyota prius V fiveWhen Toyota first introduced the ground-breaking Prius to the market, people were impressed, but many consumers were put off by the car’s high price tag. Even though the company claimed that the extra cost would pay for itself within several years of saved fuel cost, that initial price tag was just too daunting to the average family. Toyota believes that they’ve addressed this concern with their latest Prius- the V Five.

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 – Visit Impression

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Just like in 2011 I paced my visit to the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 over two days, the Press Day and the first official day. While the likes of Burgon & Ball, Harrod Horticulture, Bahco, and others were represented through themselves at Chelsea 2012, unlike 2011 where after Chelsea they also came to Hampton Court this year they did not. RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012

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Go Green Week 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Monday, February 6, 2012 sees the start of Go Green Week in the UK which coincides with National Green Week in the USA and which runs until February 12, 2012. For more information and ways to participate see the website at: www.peopleandplanet.org For the National Green Week in the USA see the website of the Green Education Foundation at www.greeneducationfoundation.org © 2012

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 – A little review

Green (Living) Review

While the trend for growing your own food expands the RHS has, sadly, as far as the 2012 Chelsea Flower Show was concerned, ignored this fact to a very large extent. The review of the Agralan Threadhoe, designed and made in Sweden, and which was shortlisted for the Tool of the Year 2012 at Chelsea, can be found here. I look now forward to, hopefully, being able to go to the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show 2012 to, hopefully, see another load of interesting things.

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Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012

Green Home Blog

Upcoming American Eco-Fests for 2012. Whether you are a socially conscious green friendly consumer or environmentally concerned small business, upcoming American eco-fests for 2012 could be just the thing to visit or join and become an eco-vendor. These upcoming American eco-fests for 2012 continue to sweep the country.

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Lakeland Spring 2012 “around the home” catalog – Preview

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The latest Spring 2012 catalog from Lakeland is about to drop thought your letterboxes. Along with that catalog arrived a Spring 2012 Gift Ideas catalog and there will be lots of it in there that, I am sure, will make you smile. catalog preview Lakeland Lakeland Spring 2012 around the home catalog previewAs a writer I have had the privilege to get mine earlier than the rest for a sneak preview.

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Garden Press Event 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year's annual event for members of the garden media, organized by Uniquevents on behalf of the Garden Media Guild and GIMA, was held on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at the usual location, the good old prestigious Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster. The 2012 Garden Press Event was another great one – shame that some old faces though were missing – and my thanks to to all concerned who made it thus.

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Ecobuild 2012 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) While the ZED area and a couple of other stands were rather interesting at a whole, however, from my position, this trip to and visit of this year's Ecobuild was rather a waste of time. The lack of a proper press office, even though journalists had the use of the VIP lounge, did not help either.

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No light aircraft over London during 2012 Olympics

Green (Living) Review

Pilots of light aircraft warned they will be shot down if they fly anywhere over London during the Olympics by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From what sources have indicated it would appear that the skies over the British capital will be totally militarized during the forthcoming 2012 Olympic Games held there this summer. London 2012 2012 Olympics London no-fly zone Olympic security

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2012. The Year Of Greenswapping

Green (Living) Review

January 2012 : It’s a year of transition for a number of different businesses. More and more businesses are getting into “greenswapping,” a radical new way to start up their business with minimal costs. Greenswapping isn’t just good for the bottom line, it cuts down on carbon emissions by reducing manufacturing needs. B2BeTrader is the leading the way in online greenswapping by giving businesses the tools they need to list their equipment quickly and efficiently.

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On a Budget? The Affordable 2012 Toyota Yaris Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

They are now bringing the new Yaris Hybrid to the world, and they are presenting it at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Hybrids 2012 toyota yaris hybridToyota has always prided itself on being a car company that made affordable vehicles that surpassed all safety and emissions standards. The new Yaris Hybrid is surprisingly gutsy for what is typical when one thinks of a hybrid car (and when one thinks of a Yaris.) It’ll get its juice from Toyota’s HSD powertrain that combines the 1.5

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KeepCup wins 2012 Melbourne Award

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Melbourne, Australia : On Saturday, August 19, 2012, KeepCup was awarded the 2012 Melbourne Award for its contribution to sustainability. KeepCup was lauded for its efforts to change community behavior and inspire individuals and businesses to work towards making the city more sustainable. The City of Melbourne recognized KeepCup as an inspirational local business success story that demonstrated the growing demand for sustainable consumer products.

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AERE sponsored sessions at the 2012 Southern Economic Association meetings

Environmental Economics

Session 04A. Revealed Preferences 1. Session 04B. Revealed Preferences 2. Session 04C. Stated Preferences 1. Session 04D. Stated Preferences 2. Session 04F. Climate Change: Modeling. Session 04G. Fisheries and Coasts. Session 04H. Residuals. Session 04I. International. Session 04J. Agriculture and the Environment. Session 04K. Empirical Studies. Session 04L. Energy.    

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AnyJunk Fly Tipping Report 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) AnyJunk, the UK's largest private bulk waste clearance company, had released its Fly Tipping Report 2012 and things still are quite bad and in some cases are getting worse as regards to fly tipping on public land. Tell me about it; I know and I see it daily. AnyJunk surveyed 316 councils in England under the Freedom of Information Act about incidents, costs, and prosecutions 1 of fly tipping on public land during the 12 month period ended 31 Mar-12.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Award Winners Announced

Green (Living) Review

The award and medal winners at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012, sponsored by M&G Investments, have been announced. Winner of this year’s RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2012 award was the tropical-looking Digitalis Illumination Pink ('Tmdgfp001'), bred by Thompson & Morgan, and appearing in one of this year’s Generation Gardens. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 RHS Chelsea Flower ShowThe Brewin Dolphin Garden, designed by Cleve West, wins Best in Show.

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British Leeks - 2012 Season Launches

Green (Living) Review

Shop Seasonally for Great Flavor and Budget Beating Recipes The new British leek season is here (November-April). With rising food prices leaving us all feeling short-changed at the checkout, what better time to rely on fresh, seasonal British produce to keep the flavor on our table and the pennies in our pocket. Delicious dishes don’t have to cost the earth.

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Updated: AERE sessions at the 2012 SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

After a few cancellations, late additions, rearranging the lineup that will go into the printed program has 12 sessions, 48 papers and 0 discussants. Here  Here is the link:  [link

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year Award 2012 Winner Announced

Green (Living) Review

London, UK, 05/22/2012 : The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, is pleased to announce that Harrod Slot&Lock™ Framework Building System by Harrod Horticultural has been selected as the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012 award. Chairman of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012 award, Dougal Philip, said: “Congratulations to Harrod Horticultural for winning this award.

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Home London 2012 – Visit Report

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The new home show running alongside of Top Drawer Spring 2012 and hopefully we will see at least an annual return of Home London. I very much regret that I had not booked myself at least two days so as to cover Home London and Top Drawer Spring 2012 properly; I had to race through the latter in order to manage to do it all on one day, as planned. The UK's premier new design homewares event has finally arrived.

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Keeping it Simple & Sustainable for Earth Day 2012

The Green Samaritan

Today is Earth Day. My friends over at Celebrate Green shared a post about all the hype over Earth Day. With the flood of ads, email and promotions surrounding what feels to me at times like. See the full post and more at www.TheGreenSamaritan.com. Green Living

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Terra Madre Day – December 10, 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The annual Terra Madre Day is upon us again and many organizations worldwide, especially the Slow Food Movement, are participating. Find a local event and get involved. Terra Madre is a movement of which consists of regional alliances of small farmers, artisan producers and traders in order to produce and promote good food. All around the world on or around December 10 Terra Madre Day is being celebrated with local food and culinary traditions.

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U.S. chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012

Green Traveler Guides

chef survey: ‘local & sustainable’ hottest in 2012 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Hottest trends for restaurants this year? Go local and sustainable, say America's chefs. A National Restaurant Association poll finds locally sourced meat, seafood and produce top menu preferences U.S. News Restaurants/Cafes green restaurants Green Travel News Reuters

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Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

Green Prophet

The UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 18) conference will take place between November 26 and December 7th 2012 in Doha, Qatar. But there is some hope that the Qatar climate conference will spark off the second phase of the Kyoto protocol agreement even as Kyoto’s 2012 deadline approaches. So-called Annex I countries committed to a target which would be measured at the end of 2012 in preparation for the next phase of the agreement.

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London 2012 Olympics’ big bread bloomer

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Real Bread Campaign believes that, by ignoring Campaign recommendations, London 2012 organizer LOCOG has let down small independent food businesses, games visitors and Londoners in general. None of the recommendations appears in ‘Food vision for the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games’ 2.

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Top Ten (Sightline) Hits of 2012

Sightline Daily

As we close out 2012, we’re taking a look back at the most popular Sightline articles of the year. Photo credit Kaptain Amerika. Okay, we knew lots of you were into bikes, and it shows. But, more generally, it looks like Sightline readers simply favor posts about getting around. The upshot: bikes reign, but you’re also reading plenty about public transit, traffic trends, mobile food vendors, and even road porosity. The outliers? Clotheslines and coal exports. Here’s the roundup: 10.

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Audi A6 2012 Hybrid

Eco Auto Ninja

Hybrids Audi Audi A6 2012 Hybrid Audi hybridAudi will soon begin series production of the Audi A6 hybrid, its second hybrid model after the Q5 hybrid Quattro. The Audi A6 hybrid uses an efficient parallel hybrid concept, in that its combustion engine works together with an electric motor that delivers 33 kW and 211 Nm of torque. The electric motor sits directly behind the TFSI, occupying the space of the torque converter upstream of the modified 8-speed tiptronic.

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“Tangerine Tango” – The Hot Color of 2012

Green Furniture Home Design

If anyone knows color – its Pantone. Every year, the Pantone Color Institute announces the color for the upcoming year based on trend indicators related everything from fashion to art, music to film and of course, interior office and home design. Last year, the color was Honeysuckle Rose – a bright and fun pink that managed to show up on the runway and in the homes of millions of people wanting to add a splash of color to their room.

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2012 Chevy Volt Production Tripled

Eco Auto Ninja

GM production facilities have started building the 2012 Chevy Volt in Detroit again. Electric 2012 Chevy Volt Chevy VoltThe Michigan plant hasn’t produced a Volt for a month now but are returning to it hard by producing them at triple the previous rate. The increase in Volt production is critical to GM competing against other plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. By the end of June the Nissan Leaf had outsold the Chevy Volt by 3,875 to 2,745 cars.

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2012 World Fantasy Convention in Toronto

The Alien Next Door

On November 1-4, 2012 I did a cool thing: I participated in a world event about the fantastic. Events included an art show and auction, the 2012 World Fantasy Awards and banquet on Sunday to announce and celebrate the winners. For a full list of nominees and winners of the 2012 World Fantasy Awards , you can go to the Tor site. 2012 World Fantasy Awards and Lifetime Achievement winners included Alan Garner and the prolific and well-loved George R. Normal. false. false.

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London Olympic Games 2012: where to go green

Green Traveler Guides

Of the nearly one million visitors anticipated in London for the summer 2012 Olympics, how many will insist on going green? Knowing I’ve barely scratched London’s green surface, I begin scheming to return in 2012, to wander its organic farmers’ markets, exploit the 2012 Olympics Games’ expanded public transportation, and to explore England’s spectacular countryside in search of green pleasures.— | Greening the Games |. I ’m curious.

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$14,115 for 2012 Toyota Yaris

Eco Auto Ninja

While there are still a ton of details we are waiting to see released on the 2012 Toyota Yaris, one thing we now know is the price. The 2012 Toyota Yaris will be on lots and ready to move by the end of this year and will have a starting price of $14,115 for the three-door version. Fuel Efficient 2012 Yaris Toyota Yaris

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TOP 4 REASONS TO EAT LESS MEAT THIS NATIONAL VEGETARIAN WEEK 2012

Green (Living) Review

Urging non-veggies from all walks of life to experience meals without meat during National Vegetarian Week (21st-27th May 2012), Cook Vegetarian offers more than 500 free recipes on www.cookveg.co.uk National Vegetarian Week 2012

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2012 London Olympics goes green with recyclable basketball stadium

EcoFriend

The 2012 London Olympics Basketball Stadium project was created in collaboration with sports consultants KSS and as its name signifies, it would be used to organize the basketball competitions in this year’s Summer Olympics. Recyclable Basketball stadium for 2012 London Olympic. Recyclable Basketball stadium for 2012 London Olympic. Recyclable Basketball stadium for 2012 London Olympic.

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2012 – A YEAR OF TURMOIL?

Green (Living) Review

IT’S ALL IN THE STARS SAYS JONATHAN CAINER… by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If you believe in horoscopes or not depends on you, but, if the Mayans and gloom- and doomsayers are to be believed then 2012 is billed as the year that the world will end or at the very least fall apart. But the most worrying fact, perhaps, is that in 2012 we are overdue a solar maximum. His summary of 2012 is that, though it remains a worrying time. Mayan Calendar 2012 End of the world

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World Wildlife Fund Announces Earth Hour 2012

Green (Living) Review

March 20, 2012 : In less than two weeks, clocks will strike Earth Hour as Americans switch off non essential lights for one hour in celebration of the world’s largest voluntary environmental action. The public unveiling of this initiative will take place at an event on March 31 in Tucson, Arizona just before Earth Hour 2012. Going Beyond the Hour, Daring the World to Save the Planet WASHINGTON, D.C.,

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