Energy and Carbon Emissions

New NASA Study: Can Species Cope with Climate Change?

Jan 12th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, January 12, 2012 A new study by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology predicts climate change will disrupt the delicate ecological balance between interdependent and often endangered plant and animal species. It will lead to reduced biodiversity and adversely affect the Earth’s water, energy, carbon and other
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NYT: At Climate Talks, a Familiar Standoff Between U.S. and China

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

(Comment: Another year and another round of UN climate talks where finger-pointing, feet dragging, and back-and-forth discussions is the norm. As reported by the New York Times, China signaled that it would be open to signing a formal treaty limiting emissions after 2020 but with conditions that make serious efforts unlikely to happen. The stumbling
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Populating the Global ClimateTalks

Dec 8th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, Dec. 8, 2011  As global talks on climate change proceed at  the UN conference in Durban, South Africa,  it’s a pretty sure bet that population growth  won’t figure in any serious discussion.  Always the elephant in the room, we ignore  it at great cost to our communities and  environment. Our numbers
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Busting Growth

Nov 17th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, November 17, 2011 This week was the local premiere of the documentary film Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth. I have been anticipating this movie for awhile now, having been researching and writing on the world’s obsession with endless economic growth on a planet with finite resources. Growthbusters did a good job of
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“GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth” Premieres Tonight in Berkeley

Nov 15th, 2011 | By
HowMany.org Sponsors Berkeley Film Premiere

Hooked on Growth at The David Brower Center in Berkeley    



Tackling the Growth Paradigm

Nov 10th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, November 9, 2011 With the Occupy Wall Street protests gaining traction and the global economy in the doldrums, the time is ripe – actually, overdue – to question the policy of unrestrained economic growth in the face of not only the demands of the 99% but also a planet of finite resources and
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8 Ways to Look at 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

  We came across this post by Kathy Zhang for the Earth Institute at Columbia College:   Children wait in a line to receive medical treatment from the UN Stabilization Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 25, 2008. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Post written by Kathy Zhang Interested in learning more about the world’s population? Here are
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By


Cut and Run: The Costs of Not Supporting Family Planning

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

 Another day, another battle in Congress over budget cuts. This  time it is over international family planning assistance. Do we  fund it, or let the 215 million women who would rather avoid  pregnancy but don’t have the knowledge of or access to  reproductive health services just go on with business as usual?  The answer is
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