By David Brin The lesson is simple: do not re-hire the dopes who made the mess. To many U.S. voters, one issue towers foremost — the Fiscal Cliff of rising public debt. We appear to have come a long way since Republican Vice President Dick Cheney famously said “deficits don’t matter.” Today, frightened by much-worse debt crises […]
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Wyoming Senator John Barrasso believes that fossil fuels like oil and coal are the future and should be used to power the American economy while the scientific studies clearly state otherwise. American policy makers should accelerate investments in renewable energy.
Although much of the controversy around HR 1388 has been around mandatory service requirements for American youth, the larger issue is tying federal dollars into public service. The act will actually create government funded jobs making participating states and organizations permanently dependent on federal funding for their service activities.
Experts predict that this recession could lead to reduced carbon dioxide emissions because people will be driving less and working less. But has that always been the case in our nation’s history?
How will the market for ‘green products’ be affected by this recession?
Ignoring the billions of dollars of investments made in renewable energy projects by the developed countries, the Indian government has demanded them to do more and not use economic recession as an ‘excuse’ to stop investments.
In France, the Old Left is rising again. Working people are becoming angry that bankers are being bailed out to continue to pay obscene bonuses while ordinary peoples’ jobs go to the wall. Governments are under pressure to limit mass unemployment as a result of the recession. But this cannot be done by propping up environmentally-dangerous industries. They must be required to change. It’s a story of danger – and of opportunity.
EU wants to include a $200 billion climate tax on developed nations in the next climate treaty but is it the right step forward given the global economic conditions. It’s time to include countries like India and China in a long-term climate solution and ask them to shoulder greater responsibilities in the fight against Climate Change.
Global leaders are looking to beat economic recession and rising carbon emissions by a unified approach of developing a low-carbon economies and investing in clean energy projects aimed at ensuring energy security and economic growth.
During this period of recession Britain is facing falling demand for recyclable waste leading to wastage of materials which could have been used otherwise.