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Response to Climate Skeptics

Organizations around the world are adapting to climate change, lending credibility to climate science. These organizations buy, study, and use the best available science to inform their multi-billion dollar decisions and strategies. They not only have access to all the … Continue reading

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Green China?

I just returned from an amazing trip to China with the executive master’s program at the Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability.  We interviewed sustainability leaders in Yunnan and in Shanghai.  Blogs to follow.  I also did some sightseeing.  Check … Continue reading

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Lessons from Syria Not Good for Action on Climate Change

The Security Council produced a toothless statement that civilians should not be killed and humanitarian aid should be allowed. It took three years for the UN to agree. During which time accumulated unforgivable loss of life and destruction of one … Continue reading

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Sustainable Luxury Tourism

I’ve been traveling this summer for business and had the good fortune to visit some pretty swank destinations.  Now I’m wondering whether sustainable luxury tourism is an idea whose time has come or a contradiction in terms. Tourism alters the … Continue reading

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A Tough Choice: Biodiversity or Ecosystem Services

The 2050 transitions are creating some difficult choices.  Decisions made between now and 2050 will define the future of humanity: the human population will grow to 9 billion or more; the proportion of people living in cities will approach 75%; … Continue reading

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More Sustainable Development Please

Most Americans agree: they to create more prosperous, convenient, equitable, healthy and attractive places to live.  79% of respondents to an American Planning Association poll agree that they want careful, inclusive, community-based planning processes.  They ranked the top five qualities … Continue reading

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Tea Party is Wrong about Local Government

The national Tea Party movement is obsessed with big government.  Motivations behind this critique are tangled and confusing, but often echo Ronald Reagan’s “morning in America” mantra that “government is the problem.”  Distrust of government is furthered by the rise … Continue reading

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