John A. Lanier

Ecocentricity Blog: Price Wars

By: John A. Lanier
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This is a great time for the country to shift its economic priorities. Rather than try to lead the world in producing oil, what if the U.S. instead focused on leading the world in renewable energy?

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This is a great time for the country to shift its economic priorities. Rather than try to lead the world in producing oil, what if the U.S. instead focused on leading the world in renewable energy?

Ecocentricity Blog: Hot Off the Digital Presses

By: John A. Lanier
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As the world changes and climate action becomes more urgent, we will need the latest data on what we can all do to solve this enormous challenge.

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As the world changes and climate action becomes more urgent, we will need the latest data on what we can all do to solve this enormous challenge.

Ecocentricity Blog: Free-Riders

By: John A. Lanier
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We need to stop our collective carbon-loading of the atmosphere, but that need is often met by objections like “my emissions are small so they’re okay” or “what about China and India?” Classic free-rider justification.

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We need to stop our collective carbon-loading of the atmosphere, but that need is often met by objections like “my emissions are small so they’re okay” or “what about China and India?” Classic free-rider justification.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Best Laid Schemes

By: John A. Lanier
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Doing right by the planet is a complicated and nuanced endeavor. It’s important that we all keep learning, doing our best, and not beating ourselves up when our best laid schemes go awry.

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Doing right by the planet is a complicated and nuanced endeavor. It’s important that we all keep learning, doing our best, and not beating ourselves up when our best laid schemes go awry.

Ecocentricity Blog: Buildings Made of Sky

By: John A. Lanier
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In The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King and his merry band of authors unpack all of the ways in which we can eliminate embodied carbon emissions when constructing buildings, and even go beyond to construct carbon negative buildings.

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In The New Carbon Architecture, Bruce King and his merry band of authors unpack all of the ways in which we can eliminate embodied carbon emissions when constructing buildings, and even go beyond to construct carbon negative buildings.

Ecocentricity Blog: Modern Day Alchemy

By: John A. Lanier
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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

Ecocentricity Blog: What's the APR on Climate Change?

By: John A. Lanier
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By burning fossil fuels these last couple hundred years, we’ve been borrowing against our carbon budget and our climate future. Trillions of tons of carbon have been spent into the atmosphere, and we now need to pay them back by returning them to the earth.

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By burning fossil fuels these last couple hundred years, we’ve been borrowing against our carbon budget and our climate future. Trillions of tons of carbon have been spent into the atmosphere, and we now need to pay them back by returning them to the earth.

Ecocentricity Blog: The World's Most Polluted Island

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier's friend Brett Howell helped lead an expedition to clean up what is considered, by one metric, to be the most polluted island in the world. It’s called Henderson Island, and the story is well worth reading. John shares it in this week's Ecocentricity blog.

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John Lanier's friend Brett Howell helped lead an expedition to clean up what is considered, by one metric, to be the most polluted island in the world. It’s called Henderson Island, and the story is well worth reading. John shares it in this week's Ecocentricity blog.

Ecocentricity Blog: More Than a Drop in the Bucket

By: John A. Lanier
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As this bucket fills, it shows humanity “using up” its carbon budget. Most striking is how fast the rate of change has accelerated in the last few decades.

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As this bucket fills, it shows humanity “using up” its carbon budget. Most striking is how fast the rate of change has accelerated in the last few decades.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who Are They?

By: John A. Lanier
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Hannon Armstrong’s simple and direct investment thesis: “We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.”

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Hannon Armstrong’s simple and direct investment thesis: “We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.”

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