Archive for December, 2008

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Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Honor Older Adults’ Contributions

Sociology Professor Leslie Morgan

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23
Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Unite the Generations

Aging Studies Professor Bill Thomas

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22
Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Stop Borrowing From Future Generations

Physics Professor Ray Hoff

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19
Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Clean Water For the World

Sociology Professor Andrea Kalfoglou

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17
Dec
08

2009 Resolutions: Think Globally Before Acting

Geography and Environmental Systems Professor Erle Ellis

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16
Dec
08

In 2009 the World Should Resolve to…

Economics Professor Ginny McConnell
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In 2009, the world should resolve to build cleaner cars. The number of gasoline-powered vehicles in use globally is forecast to nearly double by 2050. At current rates of fuel economy and gasoline use, this will dramatically increase greenhouse gas emissions at a time when we must be reducing those emissions.
The technologies to begin the transition to cleaner vehicles are just now coming on line, and they should be pursued aggressively by government policies and by private sector innovation. It is not going to easy or inexpensive to make this transition, but we need to begin in earnest in the New Year.
Multimedia: Hear Prof. McConnell discuss gas prices and the environment on NPR’s “Marketplace”
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15
Dec
08

In 2009 the World Should Resolve to…

American Studies Professor Warren Belasco
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In 2009 the world should resolve to develop a sustainable hamburger. It’s clear that people in rapidly developing economies want more meat — witness the recent fast food boom in Asia — but it’s also clear that the planet can’t afford more American-style, grain-fed, high-fat burgers. So governments, the food industry and agricultural scientists need to join forces to find ways to promote animal products that won’t wreck our health or the environment.
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