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Making climate change one’s business

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Thu, 06/28/2012 - 10:11am

BUSINESS academics should play an important role in the debate about climate change. They are well positioned to join forces with atmospheric scientists, engineers and materials specialists at their universities to produce multi-disciplinary suggestions as to what the world should do. Can geoengineering efforts be tried on a small enough level that a firm should take a go at it? Is it worth tinkering with supply chains to bring in increasingly cheaper solar panels?

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We Have Met the Solution and It Is Us

Published: 
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 3:25pm

IT would be easy to conclude that the Rio+20 Earth Summit was a failure. That would be wrong.

Our planet is getting hotter and more crowded with every passing day. Addressing its most serious problems is more urgent than ever.

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Progress on the Sidelines as Rio Conference Ends

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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 9:45am

RIO DE JANEIRO — Burdened by low expectations, snarled by endless traffic congestion and shunned by President Obama, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development ended here as it began, under a shroud of withering criticism.

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Global Warming: The Vanishing North

Published: 
Tue, 06/19/2012 - 9:42am

NOW that summer is here, the Arctic is crowded with life. Phytoplankton are blooming in its chilly seas. Fish, birds and whales are gorging on them. Millions of migratory geese are in their northern breeding grounds. And the area is teeming with scientists, performing a new Arctic ritual.

Between now and early September, when the polar pack ice shrivels to its summer minimum, they will pore over the daily sea ice reports of America’s National Snow and Ice Data Centre.

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'We have seen the enemy': Bangladesh's war against climate change

Published: 
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 8:13am

Devastating cyclones, floods and ruined crops have made Bangladesh 'the world's most aware society on climate change'
John Vidal in Gazipara
guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 9 May 2012 08.17 EDT