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Deborah Gordon
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Deborah Gordon is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on oil, climate, energy, and transportation issues in the United States, China, and globally. From 1996 to 2000 she co-directed the Transportation and Environment Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and from 1989 to 1996 she founded and then directed the Transportation Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

She is the author of Two Billion Cars (with Daniel Sperling), which provides a fact-based case and roadmap for navigating the biggest global environmental challenge of this century—cars and oil (Oxford University Press, in paperback, 2010).

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Unlikely Allies? Urbanization and Unconventional Oils

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 11:01 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 | 6:34 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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