Aug. 24, 2015 The New Yorker

On Aug. 24, 2015 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “The Short Term Myth” about how corporate executives cut long term research and development for their own short term gain.

Elizabeth Kolbert wrote “The Weight Of The World” about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat leader Christiana Figures. She is trying to persuade over 190 countries to come up with an effective way to reduce carbon emissions. She is motivated by alarming scientific reports. “Scientists warned that the world was on track for an average global temperature increase of four degrees Celsius (more than seven degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. Such a temperature increase, they predicted, would transform the globe into a patchwork of drowned cities, desertifying croplands, and collapsing ecosystems.” Economic growth must be decoupled from emissions with incentives for renewable energy.

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