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As we’ve explored the sustainability of red meat thus far, we’ve framed it as an individual choice. We’ve weighed the costs and benefits of how eating meat impacts the environment or our personal health and how it aligns with our...
“We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.” Here Emerson points to a way that nature itself has shaped the kind of things that we are. But this power of observation, and potential for learning, can be applied to a multitude of...
First, do no harm. As world leaders gather at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York this week, Harvard environmental economist Robert Stavins says the next major global climate agreement should heed that age-old admonition to physicians, and make sure...
Former Minister of Environment and Forests of India, Jairam Ramesh, recently appeared for a private question and answer session at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ramesh, appointed as a Fisher Family Fellow for the Future of Diplomacy Project , now...
In a talk at the Kennedy School on Tuesday, physicist Amory Lovins outlined a path to a clean-energy future in the United States, one marked by “reinventing fire” through efficiency in things we already do, cost-saving innovation in...
There is hope in global action to fight climate change , in the slow adoption of wind and solar power, in moves by the U.S. government to cut emissions from vehicles and power plants, in the lead taken by some businesses to clean up operations and...