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Finite Resources and Infinite Growth

February 4, 2014 by Andrew Leach
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Resources and Growth

 

Globe and Mail featured a column by Gary Mason on a world without oil. "If you believe that the economy is structured in such a way that it needs to grow continually in order to survive," it states, "then it will take an endless supply of energy to feed it."[read more]

Labor Day 2050: Global Warming And The Coming Collapse Of Labor Productivity

September 3, 2013 by Joseph Romm
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Warming and Labor

Here’s a Labor Day review of what we know about the impact that global warming is projected to have on labor productivity: A new NOAA study projects that heat-stress related labor capacity losses will double globally by 2050 with a warming climate.[read more]

Env-Econ 101: Is efficiency versus equity a fair fight?

April 8, 2009 by Tim Haab
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One of my first part-time high school jobs was in telemarketing.  I worked for a company that had a contract with a state police organization to raise money for the disabled officers fund.  Yes, I was one of those annoying people who would call you during dinner and try to guilt you into giving money to support disabled police...[read more]

Building Technologies Simplified

January 18, 2009 by Michelle Grygo

You may have heard the term…have you ever wondered, “What exactly are Building Technologies?” Building technologies help us create an environment that’s safe, comfortable, secure, energy and cost efficient and environmentally responsible.  Building technologies exist in an environment near you, whether you work in an...[read more]