Economy & Business

Major Climate Skeptic, Bjorn Lomborg, Switches Sides, Pitches Book

"The world's most high-profile climate change  sceptic is to declare that global warming is 'undoubtedly one of the chief concerns facing the world today' and 'a challenge humanity must confront', in an apparent U-turn that will give a huge boost to the embattled environmental lobby."

Source: Guardian, 09/01/2010

"Price-of-Bread Alert" -- Market Sees Climate-Driven Wheat-Harvest Shortfall

"Global wheat crops are taking it on the chin, thanks to a drought and fires in Russia, too much rain in Canada, and locusts in Australia. Prices are at levels not seen in almost two years." Climate-driven harvest failures in other parts of the world may be good news for US grain dealers -- and may alter the balance of UN climate talks.

Source: NPR, 08/04/2010
August 19, 2010

The Impact of the Oil Spill on the Future of Deep Sea Oil and Gulf Coast Economy, John Hofmeister

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Houston presents a talk by John Hofmeister, who retired in 2008 as President of Shell US, the US arm of the oil giant Dutch Shell. Since his retirement, John has founded and is CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy.

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