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Game Theory, Climate Change, Game Change

Posted on Apr 27, 2017

In Game Theory, climate change is a type of dilemma known as The Tragedy of the Commons. This is a many person version of a fundamental in game theory called the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Tragedy of the Commons problems’ deal with a shared resource. Each person will act in his own...

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Carbon Tax – Yesterday’s Approach

Posted on Apr 11, 2017

Many herald a Carbon Tax as our best policy to solve the problem of climate change. There is a better solution. The goal of any climate change policy is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Carbon Tax proposes to achieve this reduction by placing a tax on fossil fuels....

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Sustainable Investment Forum – New York City

Posted on Sep 21, 2016

Yesterday the Sustainable Investment Forum was held at the Westin Times Square in New York City. This event was hosted by Climate Action in partnership with UNEP-FI. It chaired by John Authers, Financial Commentator from the Financial Times. There were about 300 asset managers, asset owners, bankers, government officials,...

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On Arctic Ground

Posted on Sep 11, 2016

Wilderness Opportunity Last month was another wonderful opportunity to lead a group of backpackers for Sierra Club Outings in Alaska’s arctic. The trip was planned to start near the Noatak river and then head over a pass and follow the Ambler river into the boreal forest. Wilderness travel requires...

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Climate Change in an Arctic Community

Posted on Aug 18, 2016

This year will be the sixth time that I travel through Kotzebue Alaska on an arctic adventure. Our trip this year takes us from Kotzebue by a bush pilot to the headwaters of the Ambler River in Gates of the Arctic National Park. We will backpack down the Ambler...

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Clean Energy and How We Look at Energy Spending

Posted on Jul 13, 2016

Clean Energy and How We Look at Energy Spending

When confronting climate change, it all comes down to money. Most arguments for and against mitigating climate change contain the element of money. It will cost trillions of US dollars to change our energy infrastructure to become carbon free. It will also cost trillions of US dollars to continue with business...

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Climate Change News – A Global Shift

Posted on Jul 5, 2016

Climate change is a very real thing, and the effects have already begun to show. There are many influential people even today who do not believe in climate change, and continue to highlight the fact that climate change isn’t happening. In fact, if you were to take a look...

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The Environmental Challenges Facing Us Today

Posted on Jun 28, 2016

Sometimes, it feels like no one wants to face the problems of the 21st century. One of the biggest problems we encounter today is that of the changing environment. The reasons people seem to avoid it are threefold. Firstly, people don’t want to talk about the changing environment because...

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Solar Impulse in New York City

Posted on Jun 18, 2016

A hanger at JFK airport in New York City is the temporary home of a remarkable solar powered aircraft. The Solar Impulse is on a round-the-world journey using only the power that it produces from the sun. In a city that never sleeps the Solar Impulse made its entrance...

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What Is Sustainable Development, and Why Is it Important?

Posted on Jun 16, 2016

Put simply, sustainable development is the act of meeting the needs of today’s generation without negatively affecting the needs of any future generations. We hear the term a lot, especially these days, but what does it mean in practical terms, and why is it so important? In practical terms,...

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