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Planetary Boundaries

The Danger The Planet Faces Because Human Instinct Overpowers Human Reason

David Ropeik | Posted 03.18.2015 | Green
David Ropeik

The numbers are in. 2014 was the hottest year on Earth ever recorded (records go back to 1888). December finished it off as the hottest month ever. 6 of the months last year, in fact, hold that record. The last time a 'coldest month ever' was recorded, was 1916. Things are heating up.

The Central Contradiction of Capitalism that Piketty Overlooked

John Fullerton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Business
John Fullerton

While it is true that the long-term dynamics of unequal wealth distribution are indeed unsustainable and unconscionable, a reality much less obvious is buried in the data

Can Humans Really Break The Planet?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Dire warnings that our localized environmental impacts could trigger global-scale "tipping points" and permanently break the planet have no scientific basis, authors of a new paper argue. Not everyone agrees.

What Will It Take to Slow the World's 'Unsustainable Path'?

Robert Walker | Posted 08.08.2012 | Green
Robert Walker

When it comes to climate change and other environment challenges, Mitt Romney can plead ignorance, even if it's feigned. But what about President Obama?