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Companies Started Tackling Climate Change 29 Years Ago: How Has the Business Environment Changed?

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In 1988 Roger Sant and his company Applied Energy Services (now just AES) were building small coal-fired power plants around the U.S. Roger would have preferred to build wind, but there was no way to make that work economically. So he set out with the help of the World Resources Institute to do the first […]

“Project Drawdown” and “Climate of Hope”: Moving the GHG Needle?

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April 18th was a big day for climate change books. Paul Hawken’s long-awaited Project Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming came out, as did Michael Bloomberg’s and Carl Pope’s Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save the Planet. Both titles are provocative and optimistic, and both books are […]

Teaching the Ultimate Wicked Problem

Wicked public policy problems have generated calls for better interdisciplinary collaboration for decades. No one discipline can effectively tackle them. Climate change is perhaps the ultimate wicked problem. The high profile that the COP21 meetings in Paris received will reinvigorate calls to break down disciplinary silos in the interests of mitigating dangerous climate change. But […]

Can “Climate Fiction” Advance Thinking and Communication on Climate Change?

Last week, Mark Trexler of the Climatographers gave an interview to Dan Bloom of Cli-Fi Central on his thoughts about how to communicate the risks of global climate change. Dan’s blog focuses on “climate fiction” (thus, “Cli-Fi”) which he defines as “a genre of literature which uses climate change as its main topic.”  He notes that […]

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