The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Chuenchom Sangarasri GreacenAdnan A. HezriAshish Kothari
Economic development requires energy. But as developing nations chart their energy courses, they increasingly must consider the environmental expectations of their populations—a task made harder because poor and middle-class people often view environmental issues quite differently.
The author argues that efforts to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions among the world’s poor are misguided and counterproductive; acknowledges that production of biofuels in Brazil may be economically and environmentally sound; and maintains that, in climate terms, organic agriculture makes up for
The author argues in favor a "sustainable consumption line," a metric according to which not all consumption would be treated as legitimate, and a fundamental restructuring of societies' dominant values.
Michael Paul is a senior fellow of the International Security divisionof the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Since 1996 he is the project director of SWP’s armed forces dialogue with the Russian Federation.
Greacen is co-founder of Palang Thai, a nongovernmental organization that conducts public-interest research and works for fair, sustainable, and democratic development of the energy sector in Thailand and the Mekong region.
The author argues that poverty exists because of an unfair global economic system, not because the world has too little wealth. Moreover, in a world of finite resources, poverty cannot eradicated by pursuing endless economic growth.
In November 2013, Iran and the P5+1 agreed on a monumental accord in Geneva to slow the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. Experts weigh in on the significance of the agreement and what might—or might not—be different in future nuclear discussions.
Most poor nations bear little responsibility for climate change but many of them stand to suffer greatly from it. Some rich nations balk at reducing carbon emissions unless others do likewise. How should responsibility for addressing climate change be apportioned?