Monthly Archives: March 2009

It’s Urgent. The Impact of Coastal Flooding from Global Warming is Accelerating

A rise of sea level by a meter or more by 2100 would be catastrophic. That’s where we are headed. Every day we delay increases the global cost of dealing with this problem Every day around the globe we see … Continue reading

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The US Needs a Steeply Progressive Tax Structure

A top tax rate that is essentially confiscatory forces the “captains” of the economy to think about how to turn corporate profit back into tax-exempt infrastructure, into solid business assets instead of diverting corporate profit into “retention” bonuses. The lure … Continue reading

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CO2 at 1000 ppm. This is the Disaster We Face if We Don’t Make Changes

MIT and the IPCC continue to measure and recalibrate global warming and as many of us have said for years, the rate of increase has been underestimated. There are feedback loops, saturation points, tipping points that will predominantly speed up … Continue reading

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We Need to Demand Solar PV Power Generation

Thanks to Climate Progress for their coverage on this issue. Climate Progress is the top of my list of climate links. Solar PV electric generation is available here and now. We simply have to demand that our power generation move … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Investigate and Prosecute the Torturers

The Red Cross makes very clear what most of us already knew: the Bush administration tortured prisoners. It doesn’t matter who was tortured or why. It doesn’t matter if the torturers want to claim that they saved lives through information … Continue reading

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Where and When are We Building the Seawall?

The melting of the icecaps is one part of this story and it’s a big part. The second part of rising sea level is that as the planet warms, oceans warm and warmer water expands slightly. It’s hard to imagine … Continue reading

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Drug Decriminalization has Worked in Portugal

Hat tip to the always solid Glenn Greenwald for bringing this story and report forward. It’s time for the US and other countries to recognize that the criminalization of drugs is not the best path to dealing with drug abuse … Continue reading

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Thomas Friedman Gets It.

March 7 2009 op ed in the NYT. Mr. Friedman sees the first part of the equation pretty clearly in this article. I recommend you read it in whole. Friedman does not address part two of our economic, climate reality … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call? Trust-Busters!

David Ignatius is absolutely right to be recalling Teddy Roosevelt’s willingness to confront powerful economic interests with the power of the Federal Government to go after trusts and monopolies. Let’s hope that Mr. Obama and Mr. Geithner are listening. It … Continue reading

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