rothrocop on November 2nd, 2009

Brazil’s Climate Change position for the Kyoto 2 Conference in Copenhagen has been one that has consistently supported the idea of common but differentiated responsibilities. This places the burden largely on developed countries to reduce their emission levels, because their historical emissions are much larger than those of developing countries. Brazil has consistently been opposed […]

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rothrocop on October 12th, 2009

The automotive industry is a large industry where there is potential for trying improve emissions standards in the United States.  The Obama Administration has committed to tougher standards than have been adopted in the past. This sector has the potential to be both economically helpful to citizens as well as lower emissions.The administration has proposed […]

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rothrocop on October 5th, 2009

Humans are no different from other animals. Human population growth seems to be similar to rabbit population growth without predators. This continually increasing growth is unsustainable and may be part of the boom and bust cycle. Are humans smart enough to avoid the bust? We are an extremely adaptive species. We have reduced death rates […]

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rothrocop on September 28th, 2009

Arguing with a global warming skeptic in a dance club was extremely frustrating. It would not have been my first choice of venue to entertain such a complicated discussion. As an environmental activist, I feel that it is important to try to convince even the most skeptical people of the upcoming plight that humanity will […]

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rothrocop on September 21st, 2009

Reaching a compromise at the Kyoto 2 Conference in Copenhagen on an agreement that will effectively address climate change in a manner that is sustainable, relatively equitable, and financially feasible will be extremely challenging. In the Bringing Copenhagen Climate Change to a Conclusion report, the authors elaborated on many potential problems for the upcoming conference […]

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