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The dangers behind averages.

2 degrees has become a familiar figure.  We need to stop the climate getting warmer than an average of 2 degrees to avoid catastrophic climate change.  In fact, as top climate scientist James Hansen says, even 2 degrees is too … Continue reading

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Drought and saving water: we should value cultural dispositions.

A cultural predisposition has economic value.  We should try and calculate it in order to be able to assess the benefits of investing in cultural change. Reflecting on the Californian drought, I imagined a people which is thrifty with water … Continue reading

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