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SPIEGEL: The EU's Emissions Trading System Isn't Working

I was surprised when a Brazilian colleague send me an English article on Carbon Trading by the German SPIEGEL-magazine (it sometimes publishes stuff in English). It was a full critique of the EU’s Emission Trading System (EU-ETS) and although it’s far from being a general critique of the financialization of the commons / nature, it […]

A Darker Shade of Green

There is an interesting 28-min film coming out soon. Over the course of a year, Global Justice Ecology Project has documented the impacts of and resistance to REDD, in Cancun and Chiapas, Mexico, in Acre, Brazil, and among environmental justice communities in California. A Darker Shade of Green: REDD Alert and the Future of Forests puts this […]

5 funny ways to save the planet (or at least to try it)

I’ve found this funny compilation on 5 crazy things to save the planet. My favourite is flooding the Death Valley (which is below sea level!) in order to prevent sea levels to rise at the coast. The article puts the most commonly known Solar Radiation Management (SRM) tactics – namely to make more clouds over […]

Bridge to Nowhere?!

The battle over the interpretation of COP-17 in Durban is raging with some prominent voices seeing a breakthrough while others feel fortified in their belief that the whole system of the UNFCCC is about to crash against the wall. While climate science is clearly backing the latter perspective, it may still be of a certain […]

Climate changes Migration

Nice video from Ska Keller, MEP [youtube=]

Green Apps – Greenwashing or answer to the Zeitgeist?

There are uncountable apps out there in the world and many of them have the ambition of being somehow “green”. Most of these are classical lifestyle-apps which give you a certain information which you could have found on the internet as well. (But it is sooo cool to have an app for it, right?) I […]

Debate on Growth!

As one of the first actions on my new job at the Boell Foundation in Berlin, Germany, I started an online-debate on growth. It is based not on economic data and all these old arguments, but circles around fundamental lifestyle- and human-behavior thoughts. This is based on an interesting Essay by Professor Welzer, a sociologist. […]

The course of our CO2-concentration

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Sunita Narain: Davos Assessment on Climate Change Is Right and Wrong

I just found this interesting Post: The World Economic Forum — the gathering of power glitterati each year in Davos — has assessed the top risks the world faces in 2011. According to this analysis, climate change is the highest-ranking risk the world will face in the coming years, when its likelihood and impact are […]

Carbon Counter and Final Date Online

It seems, like the internet knows too much. Can we see our own death soon? Well, at least if you take it in terms of probability, we could. Because science warns that the 2°C threshold will very likely cause severe climate change effects (nonetheless, some regions face those already!), one can approximately say how much […]