• 1 Future global ethics:

      The Pennsylvania State University CiteSeerX Archives; Environmental Change; Embedded Ethics; Des Gasper (2016-09-07)
      Work on global ethics looks at ethical connections on a global scale. It should link closely to environmental ethics, recognizing that we live in unified social-ecological systems, and to development ethics, attending systematically to the lives and interests of contemporary and future poor, marginal and vulnerable persons and groups within these systems and to the effects on them of forces around the globe. Fulfilling these tasks requires awareness of work outside academic ethics alone, in other disciplines and across disciplines, in public debates and private agendas. A relevant ethics enterprise must engage in systematic description and understanding of the ethical stances that are expressed or hidden in the work of influential stakeholders and analysts, and seek to influence and participate, indeed embed itself, in the expressed and hidden choice-making involved in designing and conducting scientific research and in policy analysis and preparation; it will contribute in value-critical and interpretive policy analysis. It should explore how the allocation of attention and concern in research and policy depend on perceptions of identity and of degrees of interconnection, and are influenced by the choice or avoidance of humanistic interpretive methodologies. The paper illustrates these themes with reference to the study of climate change.
    • 1 Governance of bio-energy: The case of Overijssel

      The Pennsylvania State University CiteSeerX Archives; Annemarije Kooijman-van Dijk; Maarten Arentsen (2016-09-04)
      Abstract: Traditional regional economies are bound to change. The finiteness of natural resources, overexploitation of soils, dependency on fossil fuels, and climate change demand a rapid, innovative, and sustainable approach to foster the interests of current and future generations. One of the core challenges concerns bio-energy. Switching to bio-energy is a major issue in lowering CO2 emissions, and can be viewed as a step in the right direction towards achieving a bio-based economy and sustainable development in the long run. The province of Overijssel, a Dutch subnational administrative authority, aims to achieve large-scale uptake of bio-energy within its jurisdictional area. In its climate policy program bio-energy accounts for 60 % of the CO2 emission reduction needed to achieve its goals. The chances that the goal will be achieved are high as the precondition for doing so are relatively good in the Overijssel area: it has a high biomass potential, there is an adequate energy infrastructure, and the region is not densely populated. Two questions are central to this paper. First, what is the bio-energy ambition and governance approach in Overijssel? And second, what are the bio-energy governance challenges in Overijssel?
    • 1 Injured As 4 Wake Forest Townhomes Damaged By Fire

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    • 1 World Manga : Passages

      Ng, Leandro; Wong, Walden; Roman, Annette (San Francisco: VIZ Media and World Bank, 2007)
      The first World Manga series offers a premise where the hero must grapple with social problems of a global magnitude that are set in the real world. Fifteen year-old orphan Rei survives by his wits and guts on the mean streets of the world. His fortunes take a strange turn when he meets a trainer wielding some powerful transformational magic who offers to coach him to achieve his dream of becoming the greatest marital artist in the world! But it seems Rei's trainer is more interested in developing his mind, spirit and ugh! Heart than his thrashing, raging, and fighting moves! The stakes get higher when Rei meets a young woman fighting just to survive! Can Rei meets vanquish the specter of poverty? This publication includes some of the following headings: poverty - a ray of light; HIV/AIDS - first love; child soldiers of boys and men; global warming - the lagoon of the vanishing fish; girl's education - life lessons; corruption - broken trust; and interview with the author of the first World Bank Manga (passage one to passage six).
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      1,000 Guns in One Bel-Air Mansion!.
    • 1, 000 Israeli Soldiers To Arrive In South America With US Blessing

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    • 1. Introduction

      Betz, Gregor; Cacean, Sebastian (KIT Scientific Publishing, 2017-01-12)
      1.1. Geoengineering – Climate Engineering The term “climate engineering” (CE) refers to large-scale technical interventions in the climate system with the objective of offsetting anthropogenic climate change. One distinguishes roughly between solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies. The main questions in dispute are whether CE technologies should (a) be researched into and (b) be deployed where appropriate. Man is changing the climate. Although both the ...
    • 1. Le réchauffement climatique

      Cometti, Geremia (Graduate Institute Publications, 2011-05-05)
      1.1. De l’Holocène à l’Anthropocène Les immenses émissions anthropiques de dioxyde de carbone dans la biosphère changent les climats présents et futurs (voir figure 1). C’est pour cette raison que le Prix Nobel de chimie en 1995, Paul Crutzen, s’est mis à évoquer une nouvelle ère géologique venue se substituer à l’Holocène : l’Anthropocène. Paul Crutzen parle de l’Anthropocène comme de la « géologie de l’humanité », une nouvelle ère géologique fortement influencée par les activités des êtres...
    • ‘1.5°C to stay alive’: climate change, imperialism and justice for the Caribbean

      Sealey-Huggins, Leon (Routledge, 2017-09-08)
      Treating the threat of climate change in the Caribbean as a case study instructive for responses globally, this article examines the social and political relations of climate change. It argues for an analysis taking into account the ways in which the histories of imperialism and colonialism have shaped contemporary global ‘development’ pathways. The article charts how Caribbean vulnerability to temperature rises of more than 1.5°C of warming comprise an existential threat structured by contemporary social relations that are imperialist in character. Hope can be taken from a politics of climate justice which acknowledges the climate debts owed to the region.
    • 1.7 Million Chickens Have Drowned In Florence's Floodwaters

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    • 10 Painfully Racist Moments In Disney Movies They Want You To Forget

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    • 10 Shockingly Offensive Messages Hidden In KIDS MOVIES You Love

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    • 10 Times Family Guy Played The Race Card

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    • 10 Video Games That Changed ' Racist' Character Designs

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    • 10 Ways To Prepare For The Imminent Economic Collapse 2018 Stock Market CRASH!

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    • 11 Plants Native Americans Used To Cure EVERYTHING!

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    • 11-02 "Ethics and the Economist: What Climate Change Demands of Us"

      Julie A. Nelson
      Climate change is changing not only our physical world, but also our intellectual, social, and moral worlds. We are realizing that our situation is profoundly unsafe, interdependent, and uncertain. What, then, does climate change demand of us, as human beings and as economists? A discipline of economics based on Enlightenment notions of mechanism and disembodied rationality is not suited to present problems. This essay suggests three major requirements: first, that we take action; second, that we work together; and third, that we focus on avoiding the worst, rather than obtaining the optimal. The essay concludes with suggestions of specific steps that economists can take as researchers, teachers, and in our other roles.