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
The author argues that, to the extent intellectual property rights pose an obstacle to the adoption of low-carbon technologies in developing countries, solutions beyond the imposition of compulsory licenses are available.
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.
Every energy source has unique characteristics that deserve careful consideration and comparison. Renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines and solar panels, do not emit greenhouse gases but produce power intermittently and require large areas of land.