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Exxon versus Clean Energy

Environmentalists have long been pushing for a transition from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energies. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has said that people are running “the dumbest experiment in history” by continuing to burn oil, coal and gas. He argues that even if we find new ways to extract oil in tar sands or in the ocean, fossil fuel must come to an end either when they have... Read More

A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change Performance: Democracy versus Authoritarianism

Assessing the influence of democratic and authoritarian regimes on mitigation efforts

 The impact of anthropogenic activity, both at the industrial and private level, continues to exacerbate the issues surrounding climate change in today’s society. The possibility of future progress grows breaker due to limited action by nations to thwart the detrimental effects of c... Read More

DONALD TRUMP: BUILD NUCLEAR PLANTS NOT COAL MINES

The nuclear energy dilemma in Trump’s era

Introductions: context, debates, and urgency

After the Fukushima Daiichi disaster of 2011, nuclear energy has been facing challenge after challenge: global public support for nuclear energy generation has decreased, major countries with significant nuclear capacity have announced phase-outs or complete shutdowns of existin... Read More

Is an International Consensus on Climate Change Mitigation Possible?

Anthropogenic activity, both at the private and at the industrial level, continues to raise the salience of climate change. With the advent of new technologies and increased capacity in the scientific field, climate change has not only been proven to exist but has also been shown to have a detrimental impact on future generations. Despite this overwhelming evid... Read More

Tanner: Growing Government and Slowing Growth – Obama’s Contradiction

With unemployment still hovering near 8 percent, President Obama has made it a second term priority to increase economic growth. Yet the president’s own policies, which have lead to a significant growth in the size and cost of government, may make it difficult, if not impossible, for the United States to grow at the rate necessary to significantly increase employment.

Much attention re... Read More