Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Energy in the United States

The United States is the 2nd largest energy consumer in terms of total use in 2010.[1] The U.S. ranks seventh in energy consumption per-capita after Canada and a number of small nations. Not included is the significant amount of energy … Continue reading

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Psychological Barriers That Limit Climate Change Mitigation

The Dragons of Inaction Psychological Barriers That Limit Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Robert Gifford University of Victoria Most people think climate change and sustainability are important problems, but too few global citizens engaged in high-greenhouse-gas-emitting behavior are engaged in … Continue reading

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the straw man fallacy

The selection form of the straw man fallacy depends upon the ignorance of one’s audience; in order to succeed, one’s audience must not have first-hand knowledge of how strong opponents respond to one’s position. However, we now see that the … Continue reading

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China: Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology

China: Electric Vehicle-To-Grid Technology Could Solve Renewable Energy Storage Problem “… Wang Zhongying, director of the China National Renewable Energy Center and deputy director general of the Energy Research Institute at China’s National Development and Reform Commission … directed a study released this … Continue reading

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climate change risk perceptions

The American public’s climate change risk perceptions, policy preferences, and behavior are particularly important as the United States alone produces approximately 20% of global carbon emissions. Although China is now considered to be the world’s largest overall emitter of carbon … Continue reading

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Risk Abatement

Risk abatement means minimizing the risk or minimizing the impact of that risk. There are four categories of risk management: Modify exposure: different water supply, treat supply water to remove contaminant, increase dilution, have residents purchase bottled water Modify effects: … Continue reading

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Dairy farming

Dairy farming in America has ramped up its output to account for as much as $140 billion annually. But to satiate growing demand, farmers have expanded the use of standardized practices that are known to be particularly resource-intensive. In fact, it takes … Continue reading

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synthetic meat

Building a $325,000 Burger By HENRY FOUNTAIN MAY 12, 2013 The idea of creating meat in a laboratory — actual animal tissue, not a substitute made from soybeans or other protein sources — has been around for decades. The arguments … Continue reading

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Book Information Order from UN Publications Wake up before it is too late: Make agriculture truly sustainable now for food security in a changing climate Full Report ( 4979.96 KB )  

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