State of the world 2008

The Green Changemakers

Rethinking Production Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions Modern production systems specialize in huge volumes, incidentally producing massive wastes and toxic by-products. Building a Low-Carbon Economy Christopher Flavin, Worldwatch Institute To avoid tipping Earth’s climate into a dangerous runaway warming mode, global carbon emissions must be slashed by upwards of 80 percent by 2050. Hunter Lovins Pick an object nearby.

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To The Next U.S. President: 100 Words for 100 Days

The Green Changemakers

Once home, the President should frame his agenda around efforts to move country and planet beyond carbon, warfare, and absolute poverty. Make it cap and dividend by taking the revenue from auctioning carbon permits – every last nickel – and returning it to Americans in equal shares. Each year, everyone gets a “Carbon Dividend” check, just like the Alaska Permanent Fund. accepts carbon constraints first. Aggressively address climate and energy. Energy, Water.]

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