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1,000 Smart People in the Room Next Door

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I’ve just finished reading Billion Dollar Whale, a new book chronicling the exploits of Jho Low, a young Malaysian graduate of the Wharton business school. Over the last 10 years Low has allegedly pulled off the largest financial swindle ever seen by misappropriating billions of dollars from Malaysia’s sovereign growth fund. The book came closer […]

Playing Climate Chess Against the Ultimate Wicked Problem

Google “climate change” and you’ll get almost 500 million hits in less than a second. Indeed, almost any climate-relevant search term will generate millions of hits. That’s an overwhelming amount of information. Is it any surprise that most people interested in climate change have given up trying to track and understand more than the narrowest […]

“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 […]

Information Overload: What’s the Antidote?

This post originally appeared in substantially the same form on Yale Climate Connections on Jan. 5, 2016; here’s the link to our original post. We’re reposting it today because our work will be featured this week in the Yale Climate Connections podcast series. Climate Connections consists of 90-second stories about how people are responding to our warming […]

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