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Entries by Gernot Wagner from 07/2011

Dear Climate Denier, Can You Repeat This on the Record?

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Green

What to do if someone doubts climate science? Smile politely, pull out a recorder or your phone, and ask to have their statement on the record. Their children may want to know.

Telling the Truth About Planetary-Scale Socialsm

| Posted 07.05.2011 | Green

One of the more powerful quotes about the importance of taking nature seriously goes back to Oystein Dahle: "Socialism collapsed because it did not allow the market to tell the economic truth. Capitalism may collapse because it does not allow the market to tell the ecological truth."

Too Few Nuclear Accidents

| Posted 07.14.2011 | Green

I live in New York City, or in other words, I live within 40 miles of the Indian Point nuclear plant. Let's just say that having a 50-year-old reactor...

$75,000 Buys Happiness, Twice as Much Buys More

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

"Money doesn't buy happiness." Ask anyone who had been slaving away on his desk late last night. Happiness seems to stop going up at $75,000. Make m...

Starfish Statistics

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

The Starfish Story has become a metaphor for doing good. Throw stranded starfish into the sea one at a time, and you are making a real difference in t...