Browsing the blog archives for July, 2010

More grist for the mill

Another great piece from Grist that takes a look at a new report from the World Resources Institute highlighting the emission reductions possible through existing state laws and regional agreements.

NASA’s Hansen: Earth perilously close to tipping point

If you’ve ever been in a small boat or raised children (or been in a small boat with children) you have both an intellectual and visceral understanding of tipping points. Like a boat, the Earth is inherently good at remaining stable, even in nasty weather. But all boats—and all planets—have a tipping point past which things go from OK to gawdawful in the blink of an eye. Before you know what hit you you’re upside-down and sucking water.

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Ask not for whom the bell tolls…

Action at the state and local level is more important than ever now that Congress has chickened out.