Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble

April 26, 2013 by  
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Bubbles are bad – how can we forget the internet bubble of the 90s or the recent subprime mortgage crisis ? Now it seems that we have gotten ourselves into a new bubble – and the consequences of ignoring it could be disastrous for the planet. A recent report by the  Carbon Tracker Initiative shows that companies invested 674 billion dollars last year in developing nonrenewable energy assets globally. Add that to the fact that fossil fuel reserves already exceed the carbon budget and you get an unsupportable surplus – aka a “bubble.” Read the rest of Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energies , carbon bubble , coal demand , combating global warming , fossil fuel demand , fossil fuel supply , fossil fuel supply demand , global warming , oil demand , reducing carbon consumption , reducing emissions , reducing fossil fuels        

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Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble

Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble

April 26, 2013 by  
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Bubbles are bad – how can we forget the internet bubble of the 90s or the recent subprime mortgage crisis ? Now it seems that we have gotten ourselves into a new bubble – and the consequences of ignoring it could be disastrous for the planet. A recent report by the  Carbon Tracker Initiative shows that companies invested 674 billion dollars last year in developing nonrenewable energy assets globally. Add that to the fact that fossil fuel reserves already exceed the carbon budget and you get an unsupportable surplus – aka a “bubble.” Read the rest of Forget the Housing Bubble – the Next Crisis May Be the Carbon Bubble Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative energies , carbon bubble , coal demand , combating global warming , fossil fuel demand , fossil fuel supply , fossil fuel supply demand , global warming , oil demand , reducing carbon consumption , reducing emissions , reducing fossil fuels        

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USDA Whistleblowers Warn of Chemical Hazards in Poultry Plants

April 26, 2013 by  
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Recently, states such as New York, Montana, North Dakota, Kansas, Iowa and Missouri have passed  laws that seek to outlaw or limit undercover farm investigations that have been dubbed “ ag-gag bills ” by activists. But there are still many people who refuse to remain silent in the face of animal and human abuse. The Food Integrity Campagin and The Government Accountability Project have this week published a pair of affidavits from USDA inspectors reporting the unsafe use of chemicals in poultry processing plants and their effects on worker safety. Read the rest of USDA Whistleblowers Warn of Chemical Hazards in Poultry Plants Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affidavit , chemicals , contamination , inspector , iowa , Kansas , Missouri , montana , New York. , north dakota , offline processing , online processing , peracetic acid , poultry , processing plant , the food integrity campagin , the government accountability project , usda , whistleblower , worker safety        

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