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December 14, 2007



I couldn't agree more, trading carbon back and forth like a commodity is not going to really help global warming, and it surely is not going to help those in most dire need, the indigenous peoples. It is too bad that they have little to no voice in these talks.

MARE Initiative

Bottom line: while every effort in energy efficiency and conservation is welcome, very large scale clean renewable energy solutions have to be designed and build NOW:

This is where the M.A.R.E. Initiative comes in.

M.A.R.E. is put together by people who care about the future of this planet and want to act now, before it's way too late. People who do realize we need to think BIG.

M.A.R.E. is about putting our priorities right as a globally responsible civilization and it is about decisive leadership and bold visions.

MARE's goal is to become the largest independent clean energy provider in the world and has the potential to make the Difference, the next big step in our progress as a civilization.

The project is based on proven technologies, qualified as "suitable for funding" by the World Bank.


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Michael Livermore

This is a paper on preference-directed regulation and environmental law. SSRN link:



Gret blog! Congratulations, I have bookmarked it. I enjoy it very much.


Gret blog! Congratulations, I have bookmarked it. I enjoy it very much.

Steven Earl Salmony

Dear Friends,

Please consider an allegory: that a titanic struggle between human beings and the natural world is in the offing. It seems this struggle is fulminating now precisely because too many leaders of the 6.7 billion {soon to be 9+ billion} members of the human family generally do not share the perspective of many within the Orion community. Many too many of our brothers and sisters, especially those with great wealth and power, evidently see human organisms as separate from, and somehow superior to, life as we know it on Earth.

At least to me, it appears that an epochal contest is taking shape on the far horizon between the ‘team’ of “mother culture and father profit” on one side and ‘Team’ Mother Nature on the other.

This could be the greatest show on Earth in 10,000 years.

The team of “mother culture and father profit” appears adamant in its willful intentionality to stay the same old business-as-usual course of recklessly overconsuming limited natural resources; relentlessly expanding large-scale production and distribution capabilities without regard to physical limitations of the natural world; and overpopulating our planetary home, come what may for children and coming generations, biodiversity, the environment and the Earth’s body.

Team Mother Nature simply is.

Which team will likely be seen by reasonable and sensible observers as winning the contest for success in 2012, 2020 and 2050, if the human community continues its idolatry of distinctly human overconsumption, overproduction and overpopulation activities by choosing evermore unbridled growth just as we are doing now?

If the leaders of the family of humanity do not choose change, do you have any ideas about which team will prevail and when will the outcome of the colossal contest no longer be in doubt?



Steven Earl Salmony
AWAREness Campaign on The Human Population,
established 2001

European Justice

"They are going to use the failed model of carbon trading to supposedly protect forests, but just like agrofuels, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility [3] is going to exacerbate deforestation at a faster rate, worsen human rights abuses and do nothing for the climate but make it less inhabitable"

they should have come up with this idea long time before, in this time we really need to take good care of our environment, for we don't know when it will take revenge on us.

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