Non-Renewables

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Business, Interrupted: A Rebuttal

This year Earth Overshoot Day was the earliest ever, falling on July 29 as the day humanity collectively used nature’s resource budget for the entire year. Scientists, environmentalists, activists, and the world’s youth have made loud and clear demands for radical and progressive policies to curb humanity’s environmental footprint.

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Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

David Wallace-Wells’ 2017 essay in New York Magazine entitled “The Uninhabitable Earth”  depicted stark future scenarios for a climate change-afflicted world.  It clearly struck a chord: it was the most read article in the magazine’s history. Now Wallace-Wells has released a book of the same title, and it has also […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a key proponent of a New Green Deal

The Green New Deal: Our Best Chance on Climate

The Green New Deal (GND) has gotten a lot of attention since legislation was proposed in the U.S. Congress in February. The term derives from Roosevelt’s New Deal policies during the Great Depression. The Green New Deal, however, addresses today’s two most urgent problems simultaneously: climate change and rising inequality. […]

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Electrify Everything

If you electrify everything and produce electricity from wind, water, and solar, your power demand goes down 42.5 percent. Most of that is due to the fact that electricity is more efficient than combustion. If I drive a car, the plug-to-wheel efficiency of an electric car is about 80 to […]

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U of T Could Make Divestment History

The University of Toronto will become the largest Canadian university to divest from fossil fuels if the institution moves forward with recommendations proposed by their advisory committee. In response to a petition and a brief presented by Toronto350, University of Toronto President Meric Gertler called for an ad hoc advisory […]