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The Globalist’s Top Essays 2015: Environment

The planet got warmer, but world leaders also warmed up to a deal at last.

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  • The Globalist's top essays on the environment.
[ 1 ] Paris Climate Talks Need to Focus on Innovation

By Robert D. Atkinson | Only when the unsubsidized cost of clean energy is cheaper than fossil fuels will nations switch en masse.

Published on November 30, 2015

[ 2 ] Deforestation in Brazil: The China Factor

By Philip Fearnside and Adriano Figueiredo | How Chinese trade and investment in Brazil are altering the power equation in Brazilian politics.

Published on October 4, 2015

[ 3 ] Pope Francis and the Environment

By Bob Raynolds | A geologist’s speed reading guide to the pope’s climate encyclical.

Published on July 26, 2015

[ 4 ] Thomas Paine’s Climate Solution: Would He Recognize It?

By Brent Ranalli | Paine’s revolutionary proposal to “share the wealth” from land and natural resources may help solve the climate crisis.

Published on July 7, 2015

[ 5 ] Carbon Permits: Paine’s Social Dividend

By Brent Ranalli | The issue that is poised to bring common-wealth dividends into the mainstream today is climate change.

Published on July 6, 2015

[ 6 ] China Vs. the West: The Renewables Arms Race

By John Mathews | How should the West respond to China becoming a renewables superpower?

Published on June 5, 2015

[ 7 ] Climate Change: Like an Asteroid

By Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman | The threat of climate change must be taken far more seriously, before it is too late.

Published on May 24, 2015, 2015

[ 8 ] Climate Shock: Will We Persist in Collective and Willful Blindness?

By Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman | The moral dilemma on climate – Errors of commission versus errors of omission.

Published on April 1, 2015


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