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Extract from Climate Change for Football Fans – short-termism v long-termism

This is chapter 45 from Climate Change for Football Fans. 45. The madness of long-termism Emissions markets might be a good long-term solution, but as we are talking about a short-term problem (to stabilise emissions), we should be looking at … Continue reading

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Take write-offs on the chin; replace investment with legacy

This is a thought I have had great difficulty articulating, but with 120 months to cut emissions by 45%, I thought I would have a go … [1] There is a sense in much writing and thought about climate policy … Continue reading

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Naming trees

At Danube Kids, a start-up charity aimed at helping children who live on the Danube Delta and along the Danube to develop a connection with nature, we have learned that children have a simplistic and utilitarian view of the natural … Continue reading

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The Bustard’s Third Rule – kids v nukes

The Bustard’s Third Rule on climate policy is that it takes less time to raise a child than to build a nuclear power plant. Here is some good evidence: http://qz.com/681753/the-united-states-newest-nuclear-power-plant-has-taken-43-years-to-build/ The implication of this is that if we want to … Continue reading

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Gold-plated gardening tools? How the energy revolution could affect the elite

The elite of a society likes to gather wealth and symbols of that wealth.  In order to accrue significantly more wealth than other people and thereby join or stay in the elite, someone has to have some particular advantage and … Continue reading

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