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  1. BP-Style Extreme Energy Nightmares to Come: Four Scenarios for the Next Energy Mega-Disaster

    Michael Klare
    13 July 2010
    Article

    The BP Gulf oil spill is not an anomaly but the result of industry-wide recklessness, as companies employ more and more risky methods to reach inaccessible reserves as the conventional ones run dry.

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    How Not to Write an Effective Climate Policy

    Kevin Smith
    25 April 2007
    Article
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    Carbon Trading: the limits of free-market logic

    Kevin Smith
    20 September 2007
    Article

    Putting a price on carbon and making the polluter pay makes sense, doesn't it? Kevin Smith shows how carbon trading has merely created big profits for transnational companies and had no impact on climate change.

  5. Climate & credibility

    Praful Bidwai
    03 November 2009
    Article

    India’s response to climate change has been paltry, half-hearted and directed at preserving existing elite lifestyles. Its credibility in international negotiations will only be restored if it takes urgent measures to reduce domestic energy use.

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    Challenges of the 21st century

    Susan George
    25 November 2008
    Article
    We can resolve the multiple crises facing us by financing total conversion of our system towards an ecological carbon-free energy system.
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    Radiation dangers: Indian lessons

    Praful Bidwai
    11 May 2010
    Article

    Despite talk of India’s emergence as an economic and nuclear power on the world stage, a recent radiation leak from a scrap metal yard that hospitalized 11 workers, while the Atomic Energy Regulation Board (AERB) failed to respond, has put the spotlight on the country’s lack of proper governing bodies, regulation and crisis response capacity for radioactive facilities.

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    Prepare for the Greenwash

    Kevin Smith
    28 February 2007
    Article
  9. ‘Nature is not for sale’

    Robin van Wechem
    15 June 2012
    In the media

    He wrote one of the most progressive laws for nature conservation. He organized the first international climate conference for common people. And now he wipes the floor with the UN proposal for a ‘green economy’. The Bolivian Pablo Solón thinks we should treat nature with more respect.

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    Glaciers are still melting…

    Praful Bidwai
    25 October 2009
    Article

    Although an estimate of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Ch­ange on rapid recession of  Himalayan glaciers has become a political issue in India,  its scientific foundations are quite solid.

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    A licence to carry on polluting?

    Larry Lohmann
    05 December 2006
    Article
  12. Durban and the climate change deniers

    Praful Bidwai
    29 November 2011
    Article

    The EU could play a valuable role in preventing another flawed climate deal if it neutralises the US and brings other ditherers on board while starting talks on future obligations for the emerging economies.

  13. Radiation Crisis continues in Fukushima

    Praful Bidwai
    14 February 2012
    Article

    The multi-reactor meltdown accident in Japan beginning last March 2011 has not ended. Plants continue to leak radiation and shockingly no sytematic monitoring of radiation levels is taking place.


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    Carbon trading fraud

    Praful Bidwai
    30 December 2006
    Article
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    What is cap and trade?

    Oscar Reyes
    17 December 2009

    Cap and trade interprets climate change into the language of neo-liberal economics. Instead we need to rethink our trade system and rethink how we produce and consume goods.

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    Fouling up the air

    Praful Bidwai
    12 January 2010
    Article

    India has become collusive in the weak and inequitable Copenhagen Accord. The government must correct course if India’s poor are not to suffer further.

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    How credible is carbon compensation?

    Green Prices
    27 February 2007
    In the media
    Eindhoven Airport in the Netherlands claims to be the first airport in Europe where passengers as of May 2007 can compensate emissions from their flight, but how credible is carbon compensation?
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