10 vertical farms designed to bring farming into the urban world

Originally posted on World News – Breaking International News Headlines and Leaks:
Migration to urban areas is becoming quite common and in the next 10-20 years they will house a major chunk of the world population. Space will definitely become a constraint in the already congested cities. The huge number of people will put heavy…

The positive paybacks of clearing the air

Originally posted on The Knowledge Exchange Blog:
by James Carson Two reports published last week highlight the potential benefits of policies for reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change. In the most detailed assessment to date of the interwoven effects of climate policy on the economy, air pollution, and health, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute…

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism: The Internet of Things

“… Cisco forecasts that by 2022, the private sector productivity gains wrought by the Internet of Things will exceed $14 trillion. A General Electric study estimates that productivity advances from the Internet of Things could affect half the global economy by 2025. THE unresolved question is, how will this economy of the future function when…

Labor will keep up climate fight

Originally posted on Mark Butler MP:
Following Bill Shorten’s passionate speech to Parliament on Monday about Labor’s climate change policy commitment, a number of media commentators speculated that the next election may be fought on climate change again. The right-leaning publications (namely, The Australian) went so far as to suggest Bill was indicating Labor would…

The atmosphere is everybody’s property

Originally posted on the bliss point:
In an article that appeared yesterday on Dollars & Sense as well as truthout.org, Jim Boyce of UMass Amherst first breaks down all the climate policy we talk about into demand-side (encouraging energy efficiency, subsidizing renewables, investing in mass transit) and supply-side (putting a price on carbon emissions) approaches to…