Latin America and the Caribbean face massive economic damages from global warming, report warns

June 5, 2012 –¬†Click for the story Region needs to dramatically increase its investment in climate change adaptation and mitigation in the coming decades Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other …

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency

Shining a Light on Energy Efficiency www.earth-policy.org/data_highlights/2011/highlights15 Earth Policy Release Data Highlight July 12, 2011 Our inefficient, carbon-based energy economy threatens to irreversibly disrupt the Earth’s climate. Averting dangerous climate change and the resultant crop-shrinking heat waves, more-destructive storms, accelerated sea level rise, and waves of climate refugees means cutting …

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy

Turning Toward the Sun for Energy www.earth-policy.org/book_bytes/2011/wotech9_ss3 By Lester R. Brown Earth Policy Release Book Byte June 9, 2011 WOTE ThumbOne key component of the Plan B climate stabilization strategy is solar energy. Solar is even more ubiquitous than wind energy and can be harnessed with both solar photovoltaics (PV) …