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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Question of carbon fee on air travel stirs climate debate
"It’s the US population, not the business responsible, that is shouldering the social cost of carbon now."
Harvard endowment is on the path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions
While the calls for divestment from fossil fuels are well intentioned, they fail to address the demand side of the equation.
Susan Hockfield and Ernest J. Moniz
George Shultz — an environmentalist and technologist ahead of his time
Less discussed than his foreign policy experience is Schultz’s no less important role as a visionary problem solver in the interrelated issues of climate change and technology.
IDEAS | JIM KRANE
Can Saudi Arabia use ‘clean oil’ to buy time in the fight against climate change?
For a while at least, carbon taxes could give the Saudis an advantage over other oil producers.
The pitfalls and perils of the Anthropocene (that’s us, by the way)
"We humans have already unmade and remade vast tracts of our planet and disrupted ecological balances of all sorts."
Biden backing of Vineyard Wind is welcome and promising
"The approval will also be the first opportunity for the administration to demonstrate that offshore wind projects can proceed while ensuring protection of birds, bats, sea turtles, marine mammals, and fish."
From Washington to Beacon Hill to our own homes, push is on to meet climate challenge
"How do we energize the pubic at large both to prod Congress to follow President Joe Biden’s lead and to address climate change through individual behavior patterns?"
IDEAS | ELIZABETH KOLBERT
Humans need to remake the planet yet again
In this excerpt from her new book, Elizabeth Kolbert says the future will be defined by efforts to control how we control nature.
The climate crisis still needs Congress
President Biden’s raft of executive actions put the US on a better path to lead the world, but legislation is still necessary.
The built environment takes center stage as Mass. climate bill advances
"Every aspect of the economy is poised to move to clean energy, and those who drag their feet will play catch-up."