Change: It's all or nothing

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is either all or nothing; there is no “I want things to change but I do not want to change myself”. All too many people do want a change but are not prepared to change themselves. But you can only get real change if you change first. As the Mahatma said: “Be the change that you want to see in the world” and that means what? It means that you, we, all of us, have to change ourselves first.

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Increase the gas tax

Environmental Economics

These include traffic congestion, accidents, local pollution and global climate change. The other three proposals are to broaden the tax base (no more mortgage interest deduction) and reduce the tax rate, tax consumption and not savings (no need for a radical change, just expand non-taxable savings accounts) and keep the tax code simple (avoid unintended consequences of goofy special taxes* and tax breaks). or has the optimal gas tax rate changed ? *My

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I've always thought trailers were better beach homes than cottages (or mansions)

Environmental Economics

With the National Flood Insurance Program running a $24 billion deficit after huge payouts from Hurricanes Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012, Congress in 2012 ordered radical changes to make premiums more closely reflect the true risk of damage for Americans who own insured property in floodplains near rivers and along the coast. The changes began taking effect in 2013 and prompted protest from coastal residents and real estate interests across the country.

2014 131

Thanks to shrinking sea ice, National Geographic puts global warming on the map

Green (Living) Review

Every once in awhile, we reach a moment in history that so radically changes our concept of the world it forces us to redraw our maps — events like Columbus rediscovering America or the Soviet Union collapsing. For the upcoming 10 th edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World , its cartographers say they have made one of the most visible changes in the publication’s history: it’ll show a lot less Arctic ice.

A job-killing carbon tax?

Environmental Economics

should be possible to isolate the effect of the tax on consumption given the geographic differences in the tax, the changes in the tax over time and holding macro factors constant over time. But it is still too low to prompt radical changes in behaviour: it adds just five cents to the price of a litre of petrol. Greg Mankiw : British Columbia institutes a carbon tax, cuts income taxes, and everybody is happy. 

2011 152

Electrical Engineer needed for supervising solar PV operations in Dubai

Green Prophet

Thinking about working in solar energy and fancy a career change for a year in the Middle East? Be a part of this radical change as we shift from the oil industry to renewables. Solar energy farm in Morocco. Look how the desert and an economy can be transformed.

2019 55

Naomi Klein to Degrowth Conference: Climate Change Can Deliver 'People's Shock'

Green (Living) Review

Status quo is not an option if we are to rein in runaway emissions, This Changes Everything author says in address to conference "You''re having the core conversation of our time." "Radical change of some kind, whether physical or political, are our only options left." " As she argues in This Changes Everything , she said in her address that "our failure, most of all, has to do with the tragic, bad timing of this particular crisis."

2014 103

Israeli designs fashion hats good enough to eat

Green Prophet

The hats could prove poignantly nostalgic if World Food Program claims that the Middle East’s driest winter in several decades will radically change local crops and global food prices. Design Climate Change eco-fashion felted wool food shortage Middle East drought An Israeli costume designer has created a series of hats that look good enough to eat, serving up 3-course millinery that pretty much covers soups to nuts.

2014 85

Sicily hits record high temperature amid heatwave


This weather phenomenon happens when air is forced over mountains or other elevated terrains, changing from wet and cold conditions on one side to drier and warmer on the other. This is climate change in 3D. We are radically changing the climate system so hot areas will get hotter, wet areas will get wetter. Eco Green china climate climate change climate-impact earth europe finland heat heatwave organization temperature trevor-mitchell turkey

Buying a car in 2020

Eco Friendly Daily

COVID-19 has changed the way we do things in profound ways. Much has changed in the COVID-19 era. On the other hand the availability and reliability of public transport has changed too. The markets for both new and used cars have seen radical changes.

2020 52

Key Facts on Food Waste You Should Know!


Radical changes are needed to eradicate food waste – but we need to look at our food production system as a whole. At the same time, on an individual level we can deliver change by changing our own behavior. Something is rotten in today’s society – literally rotten.

2020 69

Meat is becoming the food of the lower classes

Green (Living) Review

The eating habits of the upper classes, for example, are undergoing radical changes: In the old times the higher their social status was the more meat the consumed. This change in attitudes to eating meat among those at the higher social spectrum are not just the amount of scandals as regards to meant and its safety but also the lackadaisical way in which the authorities deal with such incidents.

2013 105

Christmas around the World – Vietnam

Green Home Blog

It wouldn’t take much effort or radical change to celebrate Vietnamese Christmas in the U.S. Christmas around the World – Vietnam. Most Vietnamese are Buddhist. In spite of that, and thanks to its being a French colony until 1954 when the Vietnamese voted for independence, the nation celebrates the Christmas holiday like there is no tomorrow.

PET Bottles Upcycled Into Art Using Glass Blowing Techniques

Green Prophet

“The philosophical background of the theme of the exhibition ‘Thinking Hands’,&# according to exhibition organizer Ezri Tarazi, “comes from the new integration and combination possibilities in design today, enabled by the post-industrial radical change.&#. PET bottles hark back to their glass bottle predecessors using traditional glass blowing techniques. Plastic bottles have pretty nasty reputations for being bad for human health and the environment.

Shining a light on #EarthHour2016

Green Prophet

It’s a worldwide movement that aims to unite the global community on a broad range of environmental issues, working on a grassroots level to enact mass behavioral change. It seems especially effective when children participate; a powerful way to convey climate change issues in a visually memorable way. But is it a bit too much of “child’s play” to incite radical change among the world’s largest energy consumers? Earth Hour is upon us.

2016 50

Colle Farmers Market Affirms Need for Organic Farms to Sell Products Online

Green (Living) Review

Bohemia, NY : On June 25, Colle Farmers Market, the first national online organic farmers market, stresses the need for more organic farms to sell products online and explains how it could change the way farming works. With Colle Farmers Market, we’re giving people a way to radically change the farming and agriculture industry by expanding organic food to a larger audience,” the rep says.

Why Do We Still Use Fossil Fuels & Can Non-Renewable Sources of Energy Be Replaced?


The world has a crippling dependence on fossil fuels and this dependence on coal, oil and natural gas is one of the largest causes to arguably the biggest problem facing earth today: climate change. Switching to new sources of energy requires a mentality change from consumers.

Those smiling Irish eyes originated in the Middle East!

Green Prophet

The Dublin team, collaborating with scientists from Queens University Belfast, assert that the two radical changes in European prehistory, namely advancements in metallurgy and agriculture, brought on more than a shift in culture and economics. It caused genetic changes as well as the native population of hunter gatherers was successively overwhelmed by new Middle Eastern arrivals. Just in time for St.

2016 63

IEA: Cost of power decarbonization will only increase the longer we wait

Green Blog

Growing use of coal globally is overshadowing progress in renewable energy deployment, and the emissions intensity of the electricity system has not changed in 20 years despite some progress in some regions. A radical change of course at the global level is long overdue,” she said. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says in a newly released report that the longer we wait, the more expensive it becomes to decarbonize our energy systems.

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Katerva Picks 8 Global Projects to Save Planet Earth

Green Prophet

In an ambitious effort to screen the best of the best sustainability projects that can radically change our world, quickly, our friends at Katerva have announced its competing finalists, a list of 8. A number of the 8 have been featured on Green Prophet as vehicles for change in the Middle East. Katerva picks the top of the top social entrepreneur and NGO projects for 2011.

2011 56

Europe Considering Carbon Tariff On Outside Goods

Eco Friendly Daily

They have pledged to reduce greenhouse gases by one-fifth by the year 2020 and, to do so, must make radical changes to many of their industries. Additionally, they need to find innovative ways to impose those changes on the countries with which they do business. Climate Change Green News It seems that the European Commission is unwilling to wait for the U.N. to impose global carbon emission cuts.

#Occupy Climate Change: The Arab Spring & Occupy Wall St. Movement

Green Prophet

A desire for radical change. The Arab Spring protests which swept through the Middle East show us that despite years of apathy, humans do have the ability to make radical changes. As such, the difficult decisions we need to take to avoid the worst aspects of climate change are not as impossible as some would have us think. Climate Arab Spring Climate Change Occupy Wall St protests social change social media

Powerful Middle Eastern Graphics from Kuwait’s Mohammad Sharif

Green Prophet

Over the years, Sharaf has witnessed radical change in the Gulf art scene. Kuwaiti graphic designer Mohammad Sharaf serves up powerful pictures based on current events, salted with modern Middle Eastern humor and instantly provocative.

Welcome to My New Column on Ecofeminism

Eco Chic

And, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , we’ve got eleven-and-a-bit years to figure this s**t out. The radical changes the planet is experiencing is going to require radical changes in thinking. (Photo by Jennifer Hubacher). You’re probably here because you care about women, the environment, or both. You’ve come to the right place, because these two subjects are intimately tied to each other. .

2019 34

120 Dubai Buildings Latch On To Energy Saving Cloud Tech Every Day

Green Prophet

Despite the theory that energy subsidies in the region will keep widespread adoption of energy-saving methods at a minimum, PCS is radically changing how energy is consumed in the Emirate with its M2M cloud services. In order to reduce their energy consumption, hundreds of buildings are being connected to Pacific Control Systems’ M2M technology.

2011 76

Could This Egyptians Laser Panels be the Future of Solar Power?

Green Prophet

Given that Egypt receives over 3,000 hours of sunlight a year in some regions, it’s not unreasonable to think that a revolutionary new form of solar cell could indeed lead to a radical change in the profile of Egypt’s energy consumption. Despite attending Egypt’s Bani-Suef University as a student of commerce, 24 year-old Mohamed Gooda’s passion has always been for science.

2012 84

How to Troubleshoot for Better Green Choices

Eco Friendly Daily

You needn’t make radical changes. Living a green lifestyle doesn’t mean you must sacrifice and do without while others carry on as normal. It is simply a matter of making conscious choices. Most people don’t try to do things that are intentionally not earth-friendly. People follow habits, To interject some green in your day, be aware of the little things that contribute to your carbon footprint. Portion Size Control.

2013 50

Water sensitive urban design

The Green Changemakers

It’s a journey that no one organisation can take on their own and it will require collaboration to embrace the organisations, disciplines and individuals to deliver a radical change in how water is perceived and managed in the UK.


Green (Living) Review

Traffic pollution is the modern day problem and needs equally radical action but there is a degree of complacency concerning air quality that must be removed. We need radical changes to transport policy. Not just to help tackle climate change, but also to address the immediate issue of local pollution shortening people’s lives.”

2010 110

Beirut’s Rooftop Revolution (INTERVIEW)

Green Prophet

But architect and urban designer Wassim Melki has a plan to radically change all of this. We interview urban designer Wassim Melki who envisions a sustainable future for Beirut’s skyline. Beirut is almost completely bereft of public green spaces. Satellite images show expanses of grey apartment and office blocks and a depressing lack of trees or any other kind of greenery.

2011 87

Top 10 Interesting Facts about the Rainforest


Rainforest destruction is contributing to climate change. There is a historical evidence of such radical changes of climate that has wiped out a whole advanced civilization. 9 Rainforest destruction is contributing to climate change. Rainforests are the richest terrestrial ecosystems. on earth. This vast untamed wilderness is home to thousands of unique species of plants, animals and insects.

2018 62

A Simple but Remarkable Water Trapping Device Gets Worldwide Attention

Eco Friendly Daily

Radical changes in the way we use and reuse water will tell when the water crisis reaches a tipping point. Thank God, innovators and inventors are working on water scarcity problems. Pieter Hoff’s invention could be a life saver in areas prone to drought and severe water crises. The invention in simple in itself, and therein lies its easy applicability in areas which cannot afford expensive, technology intensive solutions.

2013 47

Tideline Project Illustrates Rising Sea Levels

Green Prophet

Jordan (where this Green Prophet lives) is not my Xanadu because it lacks an oceanic coastline: but, hey, if climate change keeps raising sea levels my dreams can (catastrophically) come true…Green Prophet’s brought you vivid images of NASA flood maps , and alarming predictions of Mediterranean basin flooding. Drought and flooding, the yin and yang of climate change, combine with glacial thaw causing radical changes to sea levels which impact terrestrial landscapes.

Worsening Water Crisis Could Cripple Arab States By 2015

Eco Friendly Daily

Climate change will not help matters as models indicate that the Arab region might witness a 25 percent drop in precipitation and a 25 percent increase in evaporation rates. Because of change in weather patterns, yields may also decline by 20 percent. ” The AFED through the report is trying to call for radical changes in the way water is managed. The Arab states are some of the richest oil producing countries in the world.

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The Brave New World of Orphan Black

The Alien Next Door

Our understanding of genetics has changed, but many of our social aspirations for its uses have not. We may indeed have a richer understanding of the science of heredity and genetic mechanisms, but public attitudes as to their social relevance have changed very little in the last 100 years. Bernal, speculated on radical changes to human bodies and intelligence through bionic implants and cognitive enhancement. “ Oh, Brave New World that has such people in it!”—

2014 142

Advantages and Disadvantages of Monoculture Farming


Environmental pollution and climate change. It is a continuous growing of the same crop species on the same land every year without change. Yes, it was monoculture that first allowed the deployment of the mechanization in agriculture and changed the lifestyle of people in many developed countries for good. Or has the time come to change our agricultural systems? #3 Monocultures radically push the soil ecosystem out of balance by producing even more negative impacts.

2019 79

# COP17FAIL: Climate Change is a One-Size-Fits-All Problem

Green Prophet

On the face of things, the COP 17 conference in Durban was more successful than Copenhagen or Cancun, but the truth is, nothing has changed. Meanwhile, America’s biggest grievance – that no distinction should be made between developed and developing countries – was put to rest: climate change will be considered a one-size-fits-all problem when the new protocol is developed.

We Went to See Eileen Fisher at The New School and It Was Life Changing

Eco Chic

Eileen’s brand plans to radically change the supply chain of their business by the year 2020. The post We Went to See Eileen Fisher at The New School and It Was Life Changing appeared first on Eco-Chick. My friend Tessa and I were one of many excited people who packed into the Tishman Auditorium at Parsons to see Eileen Fisher—the creative force and genius designer behind the eponymous brand.

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Green (Living) Review

In light of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s figures showing a decrease in renewable energy production, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is renewing its call for electricity generation to be virtually de-carbonised by 2030. In response to the challenges of climate change, to deliver genuine sustainability, and to improve our energy security, CIWEM believes that the UK radically needs to increase our supply of renewable energy.

2010 110

Live Blog: School Children Pledge To Save UAE Fish

Green Prophet

Based on Charles Clover’s book of the same name, the documentary conveys a crucial message: if we (and our governments) don’t make radical changes now, by 2048 there will be no more fish in our oceans. Students and parents gather at the American Community School in Abu Dhabi to watch The End of the Line.

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The need for going tribal again

Green (Living) Review

Unless we want to to continue to live in a dictatorship by people who are supposed to be answerable to us but decide, time and again, that we are but imbeciles to be told by them what to do and how then we have to change the system and this means a very radical change. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The nation state needs to be abolished, assigned to the dustbin of history, and replaced tribes and clans for real democracy to work.

2013 110

Mekong (Blogging) Odyssey: Jeff Opperman’s New York Times Series

Nature Conservancy - Science

” And a river which could all be radically changed in the next two decades by hydropower development. It seems the Mekong has already changed, dams or no. Fishermen along the Mekong River capture their dinner by unfurling large nets. Image credit: Jeff Opperman/TNC.

Conventional vs Sustainable Agriculture: Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World?


This includes drinking water contamination and increased emissions of air pollutants (also greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change). Such series of negative effects gave rise to questions whether conventional agriculture can withstand future challenges that are linked to climate change and population growth. Making such radical changes to the environment in many areas around the world have triggered numerous negative effects that in the end affect our health greatly.