Carbon markets aren’t working. Time to stop burning fossil fuels

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This year sees the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol. That’s 20 years of wasted time in addressing climate change. Don’t believe me? The graph above shows the Keeling curve – the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured at Mauna Loa Observatory. On 22 May 2017, it stood at 410 parts per million. […]

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May 29, 2017 at 11:50PM

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from Chris Lang

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G7 communique acknowledges split with U.S. on climate

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By Noah Barkin and Crispian Balmer | May 29 2017 (Reuters) In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders said in their final communique on Saturday that they had failed […]

May 29, 2017 at 10:55PM

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from Raquel Silva

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Urban emissions could be cut by seventy per cent

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A researcher has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. In some cases, it may be possible to reduce emissions in cities by seventy per cent.

May 29, 2017 at 10:54PM

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More Fed Rate Hikes Could Lead to Credit Crisis | Alasdair MacLeod

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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise the Federal Funds Rate in June. Alasdair MacLeod says if interest rates keep rising to around 2.5% or 2.75%, this “should be enough to trigger the next…

May 29, 2017 at 10:47PM

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Read this before following Warren Buffet’s investment advice

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by Simon Black Not too long ago I received an email offering the luxury trip of a lifetime to Iceland. It was a package tour… and super impressive. We would have our own private helicopters…

May 29, 2017 at 10:16PM

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Republican Tax Plans Sidelined by Status Quo… McConnell Tempers ObamaCare Expectations

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Republicans’ boldest ideas for changes are on political life support as plans collide with the tax system’s reality WASHINGTON—There’s a clear winner in this year’s tax policy debate so far: The status quo. Republicans…

May 29, 2017 at 10:16PM

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Time To Add Housing To The Bubble List?

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by John Rubino Housing is hot again, but lately it’s been overshadowed by flashier bubbles in government debt, tech stocks and possibly cryptocurrencies. Still, the warning signs are spreading. Today’s Wall Street Journal, for…

May 29, 2017 at 10:16PM

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