From Consilience, Louise Carver (IDS): Where Science Meets Politics: Controversy Surrounding the Relationship Between Population Growth and Climate Change. From Slate, a series of articles on brainstorming a new approach to carbon policy, and panelists debate new strategies for curbing global warming. Time to take to the hills? What climate hawks need most now is a nimble, networked pragmatism. Meg Bostrom on how to stop global warming — even if you don't believe in it. Building a clean energy future will require not just concentrated solar and carbon caps but big changes in how people and societies do things — for insights on motivating change, let's turn to philosopher William James (and more). Behavioral researchers have found that dire descriptions of global warming, in isolation, can cause people to recoil from acceptance of the problem. Changing people's behavior — in small, incremental, but additive ways — is the best way to open their minds to the science of climate change. Will the Cancun Conference be Copenhangen redux? For Cancun climate summit, activists consider the long view. Human needs vs. human behavior: Kara Rogers on reexamining our relationship with nature. From Tikkun, a review essay on eco-enchantment and the limits of conservation. In an age of eco-uncertainty: The pleasures, perils, and occasional pointlessness of trying to live green. Common Earth ownership: An interview with Mathias Risse. Were the chemicals used to disperse the oil from the Deepwater Horizon gusher more dangerous than the oil itself, and what will the spill’s long-term impact be? A review of Human Rights and Climate Change. Fighting crimes against the Earth: An interview with David Uhlmann. Down the Dark Mountain: Paul Kingsnorth on a cultural movement for an age of disruption.

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