What You Need to Know About the Social Cost of Carbon

by Jason Schwartz | Greenpeace

Scientists and economists have the tools to estimate the cost burning fossil fuels will have on our society due to climate change. The U.S. government even includes those costs in its policymaking.

Here are some useful things to know when hanging out with your climate-denying uncle.

It takes only a little bit of scientific literacy to understand how the weather is different from the climate.

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Greenpeace is the leading independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and to promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future.

Hippo Roller Eases the Burden of Fetching Water

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

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07/14/2016
by Jason Schwartz | Greenpeace Scientists and economists have the tools to estimate the cost burning fossil fuels will have on our society due to climate change. The U.S. government even includes... read more
04/20/2015
                Scary, isn’t it? That’s a live widget from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and it shows the... read more
Image: HippoRoller.org
07/09/2014
Image: HippoRoller.org I learned about this ingenious invention while at Phinda Rock Lodge in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Phinda is run by &Beyond, a luxury safari/vacation company... read more
dead tree in desert against sand dunes and blue sky
07/14/2016
by Jason Schwartz | Greenpeace Scientists and economists have the tools to estimate the cost burning fossil fuels will have on our society due to climate change. The U.S. government even includes... read more
04/20/2015
                Scary, isn’t it? That’s a live widget from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and it shows the... read more
Image: HippoRoller.org
07/09/2014
Image: HippoRoller.org I learned about this ingenious invention while at Phinda Rock Lodge in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Phinda is run by &Beyond, a luxury safari/vacation company... read more