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Green Options

A new green portal

I have been remiss in failing to direct your attention to Green Options, a new green portal put together by, among others, Jeff McIntire-Strasburg of Sustainablog fame. Here’s the description: Welcome to Green Options, your online hub for all things …

Sir Richard to the Rescue?

Virgin founder Branson offers $25 million atmosphere-scrubbing prize Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson is dangling $25 million for anyone who can figure out how to scrub vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The Virgin Earth Challenge — which …

Greed got us into this mess

Can greed get us out?

Billionaire Richard Branson will announce today in London a prize of $25 million to the inventor of a device that effectively reduces greenhouse gas concentrations. Although the participants are under a media embargo, American climatologist James Hansen -- who will …

Kolbert's latest

Good as usual

Elizabeth Kolbert’s latest piece in the New Yorker discusses the IPCC report and the political shift underway as the science debate dies down and the policy debate heats up. She says more or less the same things I said in …

We're all Planetary Engineers now

The question is, what kind of geoengineering?

Gwynne Dyer writes of James Lovelock: If we overwhelm the natural systems that keep the climate stable, Lovelock predicted, then we would "wake up one morning to find that [we] had the permanent lifelong job of planetary maintenance engineer ... …

Something Fishy: Tuna catch atlas

A visual history of the industry

Avast, me hearties! Seems the landlubbers ’round here have it in for me column. But I refuse to Arrr. I. P. I’ve returned, peg-leg and all, with a quick post about the atlas resources on the fisheries pages of the …

Rep. Peter Welch goes carbon neutral

Vermont congressman walks the talk

Vermont Rep. Peter Welch (D) has announced that both of his offices — one on Capitol Hill and one back in his home state — will be going carbon neutral. Welch will offset 56 tons of carbon each year — …

More on carbon offsets, neutrality, trading, whatnot

Links

There was some hot-and-heavy debate about carbon offsets on Gristmill last week. I assume that debate will only get more intense as offsets and "carbon neutrality" move into the mainstream. Here are a few semi-related links relevant to the debate: …

Has anyone seen this?

Mine Your Own Business

Check out this video from "Mine Your Own Business" and let me know if you think it's a joke or not. And then, whether you think there is even a grain of truth in it. That's what I am interested …