Only 9 Percent of Public Ready to Eat Less Meat to Fight Climate Change

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Meat and dairy production accounts for 14.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, yet majority of people are unwilling to change diets.

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Commentary

What Are the Ecological Costs of China’s Future Food Imports?

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China's growing agribusinesses and demand for soybeans and meat is bringing intensive farming and the risk of further deforestation in Brazil and beyond.

Commentary

The Myth of Net-Zero Emissions

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The carbon capture and storage solution fails to address the root causes of global warming, and risks the advance of the zero-emissions goal.

Briefings

Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment

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A team of researchers at Harvard is now trying to asses the risks of solar geoengineering.

Commentary

The Mantra of Delivery

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Four lessons for scaling social impact that arose from curing children's diarrhea in Bangladesh in the 1980s.

Commentary

National Security Babies

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Anne-Marie Slaughter

Anne-Marie Slaughter identifies inadequate childcare as the number one threat facing the United States.

Audio

The Bright Side to Big Data: Good Intentions and Ethical Questions

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Julia Taylor Kennedy, Joshua D. Rothman, Bruce Schneier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, James "Chip" R. Coldren, Jr., Seeta Peña Gangadharan, Alex "Sandy" Pentland

How can big data promote social good? Technology and big data are delivering some big payoffs for our culture and society, while also posing some of the greatest risks.

Commentary

What You Need to Know About the UN Talks Ahead of Lima

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Some hard choices and compromises will be needed before a wide-ranging deal can be agreed at the UN summit in Paris in 2015.

Commentary

Big Data, Virginia Woolf, and the Right to be Forgotten

Julia Taylor Kennedy, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Joshua D. Rothman, Mark Stephens, Michael Fertik

How big data is used and the underlying moral questions that impact how our global economy--and society--develops in this world of increasingly data-driven commerce.



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