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Wolrdwatch State of the World 2015

Worldwatch State of the World 2015: Hidden Threats to Sustainability

Founded in 1974 by Lester Brown, The Worldwatch Institute is an independent global environmental research organization using fact-based analysis to develop solutions to some of the most intractable issues facing the world today. The Institute’s annual State of the World report focuses on specific topics critical to social, economic and environmental sustainability. The 2015 report, Confronting Hidden Threats to Sustainability, addresses global dangers that are…

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Decoupling Economy from Fossil Fuels California a World Leader

California is a world leader when it comes to forging a low-carbon green economy that decouples growth from fossil fuel use and energy intensity, according to the first international edition of Next10’s Green Innovation Index.

It may be up in the northern latitudes that will be most livable in a climate-changed world

EarthTalk: The Best Places to Live in a Climate-Changed World

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best of us? ­- Cynthia McIntosh, Jasper, WY If temperatures around the globe continue to rise in the face of human-induced climate change as climatologists expect, some…

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Human Anti-intellectualism will leave a parched earth for our progeny

Opposition to Science Invites a Climate Catastrophe

Our efforts must be informed by science if we are to seriously address the threat of climate change. However, there are a significant number of people, corporations and governments that are resistant to scientific discourse. Science is at the heart of environmentalism. On a wide range of issues, it is the work of scientists that has brought important issues to…

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Climate Denial and the Erosion of U.S. Democracy

U.S. democracy and a free, open society is under siege as Republicans run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution as they seek to stifle scientific climate research and citizen science.

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Five Facts to Share With Climate Change Deniers

People with concerns about the environment consider the science settled and have long since moved on to solutions for the problems or delved deep into specific issues, such as global warming, water pollution or deforestation. They are forgetting a simple fact: they are leaving a huge part of the population behind. Depending on which politician – or which news outlet…

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2015 picks up where the Millennium Development goals end. A watershed moment for sustainable development

Jeffrey Sachs: 2015 A Critical Year for Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs, UN Advisor on the Millennium Development Goals and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, explains why 2015 is a critical year for global sustainable development. 2015 marks the end of the Millennium Development Goals set in place in 2000, to be replaced with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September. In July Heads of State, government…

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