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Global Warming: An Ode to the Early Leaders

Almost twenty years ago I lived in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Our neighbor was an artist, a painter--an interesting man with a great passion for the environment. Years before I met him he had given u…

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Global Warming: The Biochar Solution

The Ode team that is distributing our special issue with solutions to global warming in Copenhagen (you can get a free digital copy of this issue here) ran into an old friend-- Thomas Harrtung, who wa…

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Renewable Energy: Enough to Fight Global Warming?

The shift from our current fossil fuel based economies to sustainable renewable energy economies is usually presented as a great challenge. That is also the message coming from the UN Climate Confer…

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Global Warming Was Not Created by Developing Countries

Leaders of developing countries walked out of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen yesterday to protest what they called an attempt to kill the Kyoto Protocol. Rich nations are trying to reach a …

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Climate Anger

For the past week a team of Ode volunteers has been handing out free copies of our special "Solutions We Need Now" issue that presents a series of inspiring and innovative solutions to the challenge…

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The Impossible Global Consensus?

After four days the picture already becomes clear: it is going to be very hard for the world community as assembled at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to reach the desired consensus n…

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Joe Baker, Care2

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