Green Needs More R & D
Climate change expert Bjorn Lomborg says carbon pricing is a "broken" scheme and the world must instead invest heavily in R & D to make green energy cheaper than fossil fuels.
Professor Bjorn Lomborg is director of the Denmark-based Copenhagen Consensus Centre. "'Trying to make fossil fuels so expensive that nobody wants them is just never going to succeed,' Professor Lomborg said. 'It's politically impossible and it's economically a bad idea. That's why, instead of making fossil fuels so expensive nobody wants them, we need to make green energy so cheap everyone wants it.' He said the cost curves of all green energy options had been coming down over the past 30 years, creating a huge opportunity."
These five main food groups are important for your brain's health and likely to boost the production of feel-good chemicals.
We all know eating “healthy” food is good for our physical health and can decrease our risk of developing diabetes, cancer, obesity and heart disease. What is not as well known is that eating healthy food is also good for our mental health and can decrease our risk of depression and anxiety.
Infographics show the classes and anxieties in the supposedly classless U.S. economy.
For those of us who follow politics, we’re used to commentators referring to the President’s low approval rating as a surprise given the U.S.'s “booming” economy. This seeming disconnect, however, should really prompt us to reconsider the measurements by which we assess the health of an economy. With a robust U.S. stock market and GDP and low unemployment figures, it’s easy to see why some think all is well. But looking at real U.S. wages, which have remained stagnant—and have, thus, in effect gone down given rising costs from inflation—a very different picture emerges. For the 1%, the economy is booming. For the rest of us, it’s hard to even know where we stand. A recent study by Porch (a home-improvement company) of blue-collar vs. white-collar workers shows how traditional categories are becoming less distinct—the study references "new-collar" workers, who require technical certifications but not college degrees. And a set of recent infographics from CreditLoan capturing the thoughts of America’s middle class as defined by the Pew Research Center shows how confused we are.
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