15 Nov 2011

Speed blogging

  • Hear this, footprinters? "The public found it very difficult to make sense of labelled [carbon] emissions values without additional information. There was also little evidence of a willingness to use labels for product selection."

  • I've got a bit part in this story: "Can Milwaukee become the Silicon Valley of water?"

  • I'm interviewed on TEoA (human rights, water trading) for my university's magazine.

  • "Why did water utilities in the U.S. become mostly publicly owned?" Mostly because municipalities wanted faster (not profitable?) investment. Good discussion but empirical results are not TOO strong. Read the paper [PDF]

  • This is the GOOD news: "Ensuring continued food and energy production at current levels represents a daunting challenge. It is unlikely, moreover, that anything resembling a business-as-usual scenario will allow us to meet the significantly higher food and energy demands currently forecasted for 2050." For the bad news, read more here.