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The Accuracy of Climate Models – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction” – Nate Silver

November 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Accuracy of Climate Models – “The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction” – Nate Silver · Environmental Policy, Policy, Politics, Prediction, Statistics

Emanuel’s concerns are actually quite common among the scientific community: climate scientists are in much broader agreement about some parts of the debate than others. A survey of climate scientists conducted in 2008 found that almost all (94 percent) were agreed that climate change is occurring now, and 84 percent were persuaded that it was […]

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Commuting in Mumbai – “Maximum City” – Suketu Mehta

March 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Commuting in Mumbai – “Maximum City” – Suketu Mehta · Culture, Environmental Policy, India, Policy

Giresh once drew for me on a piece of paper a diagram of the dance, the choreography of the commuter trains. The Bombay Central contingent stands in the centre of the train from Borivali to Churchgate. The people around them move clockwise around the BC contingent like this: first are the Jogeshwari batch, then Bandra, […]

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Leadership in the Environment Movement – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson

March 18th, 2012 · Comments Off on Leadership in the Environment Movement – “Recollections of a Bleeding Heart” – Don Watson · Environmental Policy, Ideology, Means and Ends, Politics, Progressive Politics, Uncategorized

(Keating) said the environment movement no longer had leaders, just people ‘matching press release for release’. The lobbies thought they had a ‘moral lien’ over the environment, but they had no such thing, he said—the issue belonged to the nation.

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On Policy – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz

February 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on On Policy – “Joh Speak” – Alan Price, Elizabeth Hancock and Erik Scholz · Economics, Environmental Policy, Policy, The Law

“The Great Barrier Reef is really big. The people who say it’s being ruined don’t know how big it is.” “We won’t be able to sit on uranium. Firstly because it would not be right and secondly because it would be wrong.” “I oppose tobacco tax on principle. It is a new tax and Queensland […]

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Gross National Product – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy

January 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Gross National Product – “Make Gentle The Life of This World: The Vision of Robert F. Kennedy” – Maxwell Taylor Kennedy · Economics, Environmental Policy, Policy, Politics, Progressive Politics, Quotes

Our gross national product … if we should judge America by that – counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural […]

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Orwell on Rustics – “Why Orwell Matters” – Christopher Hitchens

July 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off on Orwell on Rustics – “Why Orwell Matters” – Christopher Hitchens · Environmental Policy, Policy

George Orwell, cited in: Real rustics are not conscious of being picturesque, they do not construct bird sanctuaries, they are uninterested in any bird or animal that does not affect them directly … The fact is that those who really have to deal with nature have no cause to be in love with it.

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