‘Saving Life on Earth’ for Just $100 Billion: New Roadmap Shows How US Can Address Global Extinction Crisis

10 actions the president should take on their own: Declare the global extinction crisis to be a national emergency. Establish 500 new national parks, wildlife refuges and marine sanctuaries. Strengthen public-land management to prioritize biodiversity and maintain abundant wildlife. Protect all critically imperiled wildlife and plants that are not yet on the endangered species list. Implement an ecosystem-approach to recovery …

Create Life-Centered Corporations: A corporation exists only when a government has issued a charter. There is no legitimate reason for any democratically accountable government to issue a corporate charter other than to serve a public purpose.

By David Korten, December 2019. Forum: Corporations in the Crosshairs: From Reform to Redesign, Tellus Institute. Allen White’s paper has started much needed and long overdue discussion on the growing power of corporations and the essential need to deal with their abuse of that power. We live in a world in extreme crisis. By the estimates of the Global Footprint Network, the human species …

Lithium-sulfur battery could cure range anxiety — study

Lithium-sulfur battery could cure range anxiety — study E&E News | David Iaconangelo Australian scientists say they’ve developed a lithium-sulfur battery durable enough to become the preferred power source for electric vehicles with double the range of a Tesla. Lithium-sulfur batteries are typically less expensive than lithium-ion types now used in electric cars, but they degrade quickly when delivering high …

Denver’s Climate Action Task Force

The Denver Climate Action Task Force will develop a plan to strengthen Denver’s work to address climate change equitably in the following critical areas: Buildings Transportation 100% Renewable Electricity Industrial Energy Use Consumption Emissions Resiliency/Adaptation The task force will do their work by engaging experts, interested stakeholders, and a wide range of community members in the process.  The task force …

Rethinking scenario logic for climate policy

September 18, 2019, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Summary:Current scenarios used to inform climate policy have a weakness in that they typically focus on reaching specific climate goals in 2100 – an approach which may encourage risky pathways that could have long-term negative effects. A new study presents a novel scenario framework that focuses on capping global warming at …

Seven deadly misperceptions about Utah air quality

21 By Brian Moench, Utah Physicians for Social Responsibility | Special to The Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah The Bible teaches that if we want to go to heaven we must avoid seven deadly sins — pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and country western music. If the Bible were written today by someone in Salt Lake City, it might …

Are climate emergency declarations the new normal?

As cities wrestle with the urgent need to deal with the climate crisis, advocates say the declarations could be “coming to your city as a demand soon.” Around 50 cities and counties in the United States have made such declarations, according to campaign group The Climate Mobilization, which urges a level of “World War II-scale” efforts to reverse the effects of global warming …