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Sir David Attenborough: Growth, Population, and the Planet

Presenting the 2011 President’s Lecture of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), naturalist Sir David Attenborough speaks eloquently on the realities of biodiversity loss and the strains of unsustainable population and economic growth on the natural systems that underpin all life and human endeavor. This video was suggested by a colleague commenting on my recent essay Redefining prosperity…

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Enviro News Wrap: Coal Ash Sludge; 7 Billion People; Addicted to Oil; What Makes a Grid Smart, and more

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Industrial processes leave behind nasty sludge and companies want to deal with it the cheapest way possible. The only thing standing in their way is our government. The U.S. government has deemed waste from incinerators “non-toxic” and waste from coal fired power plants can just…

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