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Deborah Gordon

Entries by Deborah Gordon

Unlikely Allies? Urbanization and Unconventional Oils

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 10:01 AM

The evolution of two megatrends -- urbanization and unconventional oils -- will go a long way toward determining the climate future facing the world.

From Manila to Mexico City, and Shanghai to Sao Paulo, cities are booming as the world's citizens chase economic opportunities. Urbanization on its current course is...

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Western U.S. Demonstrates Scale of Climate Challenge

(3) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 5:34 PM

In an ironic twist of fate, the Keystone XL Pipeline -- which would transport some of the heaviest, carbon-laden, and water intensive oils from Alberta, Canada to the United States -- also traverses through regions that are being plagued by rising temperatures, persistent drought conditions, and depleting aquifers. As detailed...

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