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Emissions from eating meat and dairy – we need a number!

A large portion of the work of climate policy people is to measure emissions.  It is a tedious and nerdy labour but nonetheless important.  We are talking about science, about predictions and models, so we need rigorous monitoring and measurement … Continue reading

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Exxon: the cow’s best friend

51% of greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to animal husbandry.  Here is the original paper (http://www.worldwatch.org/files/pdf/Livestock%20and%20Climate%20Change.pdf) and an update (http://www.chompingclimatechange.org/uploads/8/0/6/9/8069267/a_fresh_look_at_livestock_ghg_emissions_published.pdf).  Even if the guys are a bit off, it’s a very big number. Climate policy people talk a lot about … Continue reading

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Audubon and changing times

America’s greatest naturalist was John James Audubon, 1785-1851.  A first printing of his book, Birds of America (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birds_of_America), will fetch $8 million in auction.  His life-sized studies of the bird species of America are captivating. Today we revere him as … Continue reading

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Ten policies to reduce demand for carbon intensive living and policies

Engender loathing of cars through humiliation of children whose parents drive them to school in an SUV Induce spite for poor insulation by attaching social stigma to people with single glazing   Create a visceral loathing of driving by adding … Continue reading

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