All Blog Posts Tagged 'energy' (8)

Ethical Considerations for the Use of Nuclear Energy

The startling realization that the continued growth and development of humanity is having serious and potentially irreversible effects on planet and its inhabitants has welcomed in a new era of environmental ethical debate. As we grow all the more familiar with the harmful effects of burning fossil fuels, we look for alternatives. Nuclear energy is one such example. However, when taking into the consideration the potential repercussions of nuclear energy programs, understanding the…

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Added by Kevin A. Flanagan on April 25, 2013 at 6:20pm — No Comments

A Global Movement for Climate Justice

The center does not hold. The weather becomes increasingly erratic and dangerous. It's long past time for effective action to avoid global climate catastrophe. And yet periodic global climate conferences end with declarations, described by José Manuel Durão…

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Added by Roy Morrison on February 12, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Thought Leader: Pankaj Ghemawat

DEVIN STEWART: How do you see the age in which we live? How is it distinct from a moral perspective?

PANKAJ GHEMAWAT: I think that the age we live in is distinct from a moral perspective from the ones that preceded it, certainly in terms of the awareness or the ability to be aware of what's happening to other people in…

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Added by Carnegie Council on December 13, 2012 at 6:06pm — No Comments

Ethics & International Affairs, Fall 2012 Issue

Ethics & International Affairs is pleased to announce the publishing of its fall 2012 issue. This issue features an essay by Ann Florini on the global governance of energy; articles by Janina Dill and Henry Shue on the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 18, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Nobuo Tanaka

DEVIN STEWART: Going to the big picture here for the Thought Leaders Forum that we're hosting at Carnegie Council: Looking at the big picture and the planet, looking back at your experiences in Europe and the United States and Asia—you have been based all around the world; you have government, NGO, international organization…

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Added by Carnegie Council on September 11, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments

A Peaceful Planet, but Not a Happy One?

Last week, the Global Peace Index 2012 (GPI) indicated that the world is more peaceful this year than in 2011. But how should we interpret this in light of the more sober conclusions of the latest Happy Planet Index (HPI)?

The Global Peace Index…

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Added by Alexa van Sickle on June 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Building an Efficient Renewable Energy System Without Raising Taxes, Cap and Trade Schemes, or Rate Hikes

A letter to the editors of the New York Review of Books:

Reading the exchangebetween William Nordhaus and global warming skeptics led by Roger Cohen, former ExxonMobil Director of Strategic Planning (NYRB 4/26), raises the question of what can be done…

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Added by Roy Morrison on May 3, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency, with Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond's core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If the U.S. does not reclaim its traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today's authoritarian trend could become a tsunami that could provide an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the 21st century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.

Global Ethics Weekly: Foreign Policy & the 2020 Democratic Candidates, with Nikolas Gvosdev

Will Joe Biden's "restorationist" foreign policy resonate with voters? What would a "progressive" approach to international relations look like for Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders? What role will foreign policy play in the 2020 Election? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these questions and more as he and host Alex Woodson discuss a crowded 2020 Democratic primary field.

The Crack-Up: A Hundred Years of Student Protests in China, with Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In the latest "Crack-Up" podcast, China expert Jeffrey Wasserstrom discusses the rich history of Chinese student protests. From the May Fourth movement in 1919 to Tiananmen Square in 1989 to today's mass demonstrations in Hong Kong, what are the threads that tie these moments together? Don't miss this fascinating talk, which also touches on Woodrow Wilson, the Russian Revolution, and a young Mao Zedong.

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