Resources

Below are links, documents, websites, and other resources that might be of interest:

Op-Ed Columnist – When Our Brains Short-Circuit – NYTimes.com

July 3, 2009

Fascinating take on why it may be so hard for our collective brains to wrap themselves around the risks of climate change…

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Farm Groups Prevail as House Climate Bill Puts USDA in Charge of Ag Offsets – NYTimes.com

June 24, 2009

NY Times article from ClimateWire on the compromise reached vis-a-vis the Markey-Waxman bill…

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Big Ag aims its pitchfork at historic climate legislation | Grist

June 23, 2009

Article on Agriculture and the Waxman-Markey bill from Grist….

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Pollinator Protection | Pesticides | US EPA

June 23, 2009

Link to the US EPA page on Pollinators. This issue will only get bigger and there is probably a market solution to it somewhere…

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House Agriculture Committee – Hearings and Opening Statements

June 17, 2009

Statements on agriculture and climate change in the US House Ag. Committee…

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Rep. Waxman Gives Himself Another Day to Finish Climate Talks With Farm State Democrats – NYTimes.com

June 17, 2009

Politicking in high-gear around cap-and-trade and agriculture

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Conserving forests: REDDy and waiting | The Economist

June 14, 2009

Economist article on the problems with REDD, in particular some issues in Papua New Guinea. Highlights issues of tenure associated with REDD.

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Deforestation and carbon credits: Seeing REDD in the Amazon | The Economist

June 14, 2009

Economist article on REDD. Says the only way to halt deforestation is to give proper land title, maintain much as public land, and pay people not to chop via mechanisms like REDD.

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The Amazon: The future of the forest | The Economist

June 14, 2009

An article in the Economist this week talks about the attempt to deal with deforestation through land reform. Mentions REDD and the carbon markets in passing.

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Forest Project Protocol Update – Climate Action Reserve

June 13, 2009

The latest draft of the Forest Project Protocol of the Climate Action Reserve (formerly known as the California Climate Action Registry). Comments were due by June 11, 2009.

WRI’s take on The American Clean Energy and Security Act (Waxman-Markey)

June 13, 2009

Click on the link to go to an analysis of the Waxman-Markey bill by WRI

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Draft of Agricultural soil carbon standard submitted by Novecta

June 13, 2009