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Toward the common GOOD (Global Organization Of Democracies)

by Charlie Keil

The big world conferences on climate every 20 years (1972 Sweden, 1992 Brazil, 2012 Denmark) have failed. Bill McKibben and 350.org are raising consciousness and prodding consciences daily, but the big lever of “world opinion” needs a pivot point or fulcrum, a forum or year round parliament of small and responsible democracies so that all the rapidly growing threats to species and cultural diversity can be addressed rationally and continually. 896 more words


The Doomsday Clock is a media event, but you should still pay close attention

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveil the 2018 “Doomsday Clock” Jan. 25, 2018 in Washington, DC .

Image: Win McNamee/ Getty Images )

The “Doomsday Clock” is now at two minutes to midnight. 922 more words

Shale vs. Deepwater Exploration Part II: The Risks [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 62]

Last week’s issue on Shale vs. Deepwater Returns featured the below figure from Hess Corporation:

Several readers questioned to what extent the figure’s economics reflected different risks, including the chance of success (during exploration) and political risk.  1,231 more words


France Passes Law Banning Fossil Fuels [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 59]

Toreador Resources Corporation was one of the first companies to exploit international shale in the late 2000s.  Hydraulic fracturing was working in the United States, and similar shale formations exist around the world.  1,174 more words

Energy Policy

International Study Grants for Climate Protection

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has announced the International Climate Protection Fellowship. This would enable prospective leaders in academia and industry implement research-based proposals in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in Germany. 678 more words


Impeachment Arguments on Water Issues

A guest post by Jonathan A. French, Ph.D

The President has sworn to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States,” whose preamble reads: 341 more words


Ditching Plastic in Hong Kong

Photo by Myrtle Beach TheDigitel

Hong Kong University has banned the use of single use water plastic bottles.

By Jose Gutierrez, JMSC News

HONG KONG. The University of Hong Kong might become 100 percent free of single-use one liter or less… 320 more words