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Juice Society: Spirulina Macchiato {Spirulina Macchiato / Juice Society / AB} Dear Juicy Heart & Sleepy Head, Does you regular macchiato no longer wake you from the dead? Are you tired of swimming, and sometimes drowning in your daily cup(s) of Joe? Could your adrenals be mad at you for constantly overworking them with incredible amounts of caffeine? Saul Griffith: Climate Change Recalculated Good evening. How are we for signal, very good, I am Stewart Brand from the Long Now Foundation. You maybe wonder what this Twitter thing is about. This data, it turns out is helpful helpful for funders of Long Now and of these talks. They could find out what the sort of watershed of people that feeds into this of event is.

Welcome - Steve Schein Dr. Steve Schein is a corporate sustainability strategist and family business advisor at L4S Consulting. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and former CEO with more than 35 years of leadership, business development, consulting, and senior management experience in a wide range of industries. The Colorado Observer “2016: Obama’s America” Becomes Second Highest Grossing Political Documentary Ever D’SOUZA: Which dream will we carry into the 21st century: the American dream, or Obama’s dream? DENVER–If it were a movie, nobody would believe it: A conservative writer teams up with a Hollywood producer to make a hard-hitting documentary about a Democratic president during his reelection run that breaks box-office records. Read more »

How farmers can help fight climate change The other week, I spent some time interviewing several business leaders for the North Carolina Sustainability CEnter, asking them about their reactions to President Obama's climate speach. Their responses were decidedly mixed, but one discussion stayed with me. When I asked Charles Sydnor, the owner of Braeburn Farm, about the urgency of climate policy for his industry—he had this to say: "As a farmer, when we look at climate change there are two sides to the story – but we only really talk about one – namely the production of greenhouse gases.

Sustainability is the investment opportunity of the year: Kurt Vogt, HSBC We sat down with Kurt Vogt, Managing Director of Sustainable Financing at HSBC, to learn about the landscape of sustainable finance, and where the opportunities lie. HSBC hosted the second annual Sustainable Finance Briefing during Climate Week NYC on September 19, which focused on the latest developments in global climate finance and saw the launch of the Bonds & Climate Change: State of the Market 2016 report by the Climate Bonds Initiative. What are the barriers to investment in the low carbon economy and how can the market be reformed to scale-up climate finance? There are a couple of big opportunities I see to develop climate finance. It's now illegal to unlock your cell phone This country really is owned by the corporations. It’s sad, but this is a perfect example. American cell phone companies already charge us an obscene amount for often spotty service (I wrote a while back about my French cell phone plan that costs $25 a month and has unlimited calls and text, including free calls to the US from France). My iPhone plan here in the states – the “cheap” plan – costs me $93 a month.

What is System Dynamics « System Dynamics Society Introduction to System Dynamics* Summary: Overview System dynamics is a computer-aided approach to policy analysis and design. 'Debate on Science is Over, Time to Act Is Now': World Reacts to IPCC Report The new report further states that greenhouse gas emissions at or above current rates would induce changes in the oceans, ice caps, glaciers, the biosphere, and other components of the climate system. (Underlying photo: UNEP)Following the release of the IPCC's first installment of its fifth assessment report (AR5) on climate change in Stockholm on Friday, environmental groups, experts, and activists from around the world were reacting to the findings contained in the report and commenting on the implications it will or should have as the planet faces the "unprecedented" rate of global warming and the irrefutable consensus by the world's scientific community. For most, the report's findings represent only a more precise and updated affirmation of what has been known to most experts for decades. What follows is a sampling of those reactions and perspective from those on the frontline of the climate issue. Climate campaign movement leader Canada's David Suzuki Foundation:

The Most Ridiculous Law of 2013 (So Far): It Is Now a Crime to Unlock Your Smartphone - Derek Khanna When did we decide that we wanted a law that could make unlocking your smartphone a criminal offense? The answer is that we never really decided. Reuters This is now the law of the land: PENALTY: In some situations, first time offenders may be fined up to $500,000, imprisoned for five years, or both.

Wealthy nations pledged billions to help the poor adapt to climate change. Where did it all go? One of the cruel ironies of climate change is that the poor countries that have contributed the least to the problem are expected to get hit the hardest. A woman and her children walk to the Transit Center to find water in Dolo Ado, Ethiopia. More than 300,000 refugees fled severe drought, conflict and famine in southern Somalia in 2011 into Ethiopia and Kenya (William Davies / AFP/Getty Images) That's why, in recent years, many of the world's wealthier nations — including the United States, Germany, Britain, and Japan — have promised billions of dollars in aid to help developing countries adapt to the impacts of global warming and switch over to cleaner energy sources. In 2009, these nations pledged $30 billion in "fast start" climate finance over the next three years, with a promise to scale that up to $100 billion per year in aid from both public and private sources by 2020. So it's worth asking: What does this climate aid actually look like?

Project on Climate Change Communication April 09 2014 | Research Reports New Commentary Urges Climate Scientists to “Set the Record Straight” We just published a commentary in Earth’s Future, a new online, open-access journal published by the American Geophysical Union. The commentary is entitled: “Climate Scientists Need to Set the Record Straight: There is a scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is happening.” In the commentary, we argue that the climate science community needs to do more to communicate the scientific consensus because: (a) most Americans don’t know there is a scientific consensus on this point; (b) this lack of awareness undermines people’s engagement in the issue; and (c) research by our team – and others – has shown that simple messages that communicate this basic scientific conclusion are highly effective, especially with political conservatives. We encourage you to download the commentary and join the effort to set the record straight.

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