Degrowth: A planned reduction of excess energy and resource use in rich nations to bring the economy back into balance with the living world, while reducing inequality and improving people’s access to the resources they need to live long, healthy, flourishing lives.
The Green Tea Coalition:
- Carolyn Kormann, Greening the Tea Party
- Jon Terbush, The Green Tea Coalition: Why the Sierra Club and the Georgia Tea Party keep teaming up
- Ashton Pittman, Launch of Green Tea Coalition Drives A Wedge Through Georgia’s Tea Party
- Debbie Dooley, A Tea Party leader explains why she’s teaming up with the Sierra Club to push for solar power
Videos of this year’s speakers here.
- “Earth Under Stress: Thinking differently about climate research” — Kerry Emanuel ’76, PhD ’78, Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Atmospheric Science:
For the past half century, scientists have been at work on amassing an impressive array of data and models to understand the stresses placed on the planet by an accelerated rate of climate change. This talk will assess the current understanding of the major climate processes and propose new directions for climate research.
- “Lessons from the Landscapes of Earth and Other Planets” — Taylor Perron, Cecil and Ida Green Assistant Professor of Geology:
Landscapes are open archives of planetary history. Looking elsewhere in the solar system and into Earth’s past shows that some landscape features are surprisingly robust. But the specific forms they take on appear to depend on life and, more recently, on human impacts. This talk will explore clues left in planetary landscapes and the light they shed on the state of the planet.
- Fiscal austerity in a recession is bad policy – really, really bad policy. (The numbers from Europe tell the story – see graphic above.)
- A strongly-worded denouncement of the potential Grand Bargain
- Whenever well-off individuals and organizations talk about tax ‘reform’ keep an eye on your wallet.
- A few words about the coalition which got Pres. Obama re-elected.
- Drew Linzer’s self-evaluation of his election forecasting model. (Linzer is not as well known as Nate Silver but his forecasts are comparably good.)
- Richer people continue to prefer Republicans.
- In a saner world this would be the real Petreaus story.
- I wonder, what fraction of patronage hires actually turn out well?