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ONE January-March 2016

One - n.01/2016

In questo numero sono presenti i seguenti articoli:

Hijacking the Anthropocene (Ian Angus, Climate and Capitalism)

What can lobbyists do when science contradicts their political messages? Some simply deny the science, as many conservatives do with climate change. Others pretend to embrace the science, while ignoring or purging the disagreeable content. That’s what the Breakthrough Institute…

9 reasons why the EU’s bank is no climate leader (Anna Roggenbuck, Bankwatch.org)

As declarations emerge from Paris about the billions and trillions of dollars needed to combat the affects of climate change, the world’s largest public lender, the European Investment Bank (EIB), is positioning itself as one of the pioneers in this…

Energy Storage: the key to renewables success (Alice Masili, One Team)

For some years now, scientists have been proposing the exhaustion of fossil fuels. The idea of finding a way to make renewables as primary and not aleatory energy source is becoming increasingly popular. Energy storage is one way to go.…

Climate denialism: a brief history (Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, Adbusters.org)

In the late 1970s, scientists first came to a consensus that global warming was likely to result from increasing greenhouse gases released by the burning of fossil fuels. This idea had been around since the turn of the century, but…

Welcome to a New Planet (Michael T. Klare, Tomdispatch.com)

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science — and that should frighten us all. The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) make increasingly hair-raising reading, suggesting that the…

Paris always worth a mass? (Jez Abbott)

Last December Paris hosted the world’s biggest talks on tackling global warming and curbing emissions. More than 38,000 delegates representing countries, United Nations’ agencies, charities, campaign groups, universities, companies and media organisations came together in a spirit of harmony. After…

Carbon capture and storage: the black sheep of green energy? (Toby Lockwood)

Solar panels gleaming in the midday sun while turbine blades turn peacefully in the breeze – the appealing idea of harnessing nature’s power has had no trouble in winning fans. The idea of sucking up our CO2 emissions and piping…