The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141988444

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 8210


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER For the first time ever, an international coalition of leading researchers, scientists and policymakers has come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. All of the techniques described here - some well-known, some you may have never heard of - are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are already enacting them. From revolutionizing how we produce and consume food to educating girls in lower-income countries, these are all solutions which, if deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, could not just slow the earth's warming, but reach drawdown: the point when greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere peak and begin todecline. So what are we waiting for?

Drawdown - der Plan

Wie wir die Erderwärmung umkehren können

Author: Paul Hawken

Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus

ISBN: 3641240689

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 5707


Klimaerwärmung heißt, dass wir auf eine Zivilisationskrise unvorstellbaren Ausmaßes zusteuern. Und wir haben keinen Plan, wie wir das verhindern können. Oder doch? Dieses Buch beschreibt 100 existierende Ansätze der Verringerung von klimaschädlichen Gasen, die das Klimaproblem lösen können, wenn man sie vernetzt. Verblüffendes wird dabei deutlich und eine gut begründete Hoffnung entsteht: Es ist möglich, bis 2050 die Klimawende zu erreichen und die Erderwärmung zurückzudrehen. Ein Buch über ideenreiche Menschen, clevere Technologien und die Möglichkeit, die Dinge endlich anzupacken. Ein Zukunftsbuch! Der konkrete Plan, die Erderwärmung umzukehren – mit weltweitem Netzwerk 100 Stellschrauben gegen den Klima-Kollaps Die Antwort auf Donald Trumps Klima-Ignoranz Ein Buch, das Hoffnung macht und Zukunftsmut befeuert Kooperation mit der Deutschen Energieagentur


The American Way of Postwar

Author: Jason W. Warren

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479828408

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 9611


While traditionally, Americans view expensive military structure as a poor investment and a threat to liberty, they also require a guarantee of that very freedom, necessitating the employment of armed forces. Beginning with the seventeenth-century wars of the English colonies, Americans typically increased their military capabilities at the beginning of conflicts only to decrease them at the apparent conclusion of hostilities. In Drawdown: The American Way of Postwar, a stellar team of military historians argue that the United States sometimes managed effective drawdowns, sowing the seeds of future victory that Americans eventually reaped. Yet at other times, the drawing down of military capabilities undermined our readiness and flexibility, leading to more costly wars and perhaps defeat. The political choice to reduce military capabilities is influenced by Anglo-American pecuniary decisions and traditional fears of government oppression, and it has been haphazard at best throughout American history. These two factors form the basic American “liberty dilemma,” the vexed relationship between the nation and its military apparatuses from the founding of the first colonies through to present times. With the termination of large-scale operations in Iraq and the winnowing of forces in Afghanistan, the United States military once again faces a significant drawdown in standing force structure and capabilities. The political and military debate currently raging around how best to affect this force reduction continues to lack a proper historical perspective. This volume aspires to inform this dialogue. Not a traditional military history, Drawdown analyzes cultural attitudes, political decisions, and institutions surrounding the maintenance of armed forces.

Das Detail in der Typografie

Buchstabe, Buchstabenabstand, Wort, Wortabstand, Zeile, Zeilenabstand, Kolumne ; [eine kurz gefasste, prägnante Erörterung jener Fragen, die sich mit der Lesbarkeit von Texten befassen]

Author: Jost Hochuli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783721205473


Page: 63

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Der Schweizer Typograf und Buchgestalter Jost Hochuli gibt in dieser Broschüre eine knapp gefasste, informative Einführung in die Mikro- oder Detailtypografie. Es geht um die grundlegenden Einheiten: Buchstabe, Buchstabenabstand, Wort, Wortabstand, Zeile, Zeilenabstand, Kolumne. Ausgehend von den hysiologischen und psychologischen Bedingtheiten des Lesevorgangs entfaltet der Autor die Grundelemente von Buchstaben und gesetzter Schrift, weckt den Sinn für die hier oft alles entscheidende Nuance anhand einer Fülle von Beispielen. Eine prägnante Darstellung all dessen, was jeder über die Grundlagen unserer Schrift und Lesekultur wissen sollte.

Operation Iraqi Freedom: Preliminary Observations on DoD Planning for the Drawdown of U. S. Forces from Iraq

Congressional Testimony

Author: William M. Solis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437924891


Page: 29

View: 5399


The U.S. and Iraq have signed a Security Agreement calling for the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq. Multi-National Force-Iraq has issued a plan for the reduction of forces to 50,000 U.S. troops by Aug. 31, 2010, and a complete withdrawal of forces by the end of 2011. The drawdown from Iraq includes the withdrawal of 128,700 U.S. troops, over 115,000 contractor personnel, the closure or transfer of 295 bases, and the retrograde of over 3.3 million pieces of equipment. This statement focuses on: (1) the extent to which the DoD has planned for the drawdown in accordance with timelines set by the Agreement and presidential directive; and (2) factors that may impact the efficient execution of the drawdown in accordance with established timelines. Illus.

The Impact of U.S. Military Drawdown in Iraq on Displaced and Other Vulnerable Populations

Analysis and Recommendations

Author: Olga Oliker,Audra K. Grant,Dalia Dassa Kaye

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833052896

Category: Disengagement (Military science)

Page: 63

View: 9530


As the United States continues to draw down its forces and prepares to end its military involvement in Iraq, the implications for Iraq's at-risk populations must be considered. Oliker, Grant, and Kaye assess the risks and implications of drawdown and withdrawal for some of the Iraqis in greatest danger, both within Iraq and in neighboring states. The authors conclude with recommendations on how the United States can mitigate identified problems.

Afghanistan After the Drawdown

Author: Seth G. Jones,Keith Crane

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN: 0876095740

Category: Political Science

Page: 54

View: 1887


The United States maintains important interests in Afghanistan, even as most U.S. and allied troops are withdrawn in 2014. Seth G. Jones and Keith Crane assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.

Fighter Drawdown Dynamics

Effects on Aircrew Inventories

Author: William W. Taylor,J. H. Bigelow,John A. Ausink

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833046950


Page: 151

View: 2084


The number of fighter aircraft in the Air Force inventory is decreasing, but the demand for experienced fighter pilots is increasing. The authors use a dynamic mathematical model to show that, to keep from damaging fighter unit readiness, fighter pilot production in the active Air Force must be reduced and new approaches to developing and managing personnel with fighter pilot-like skills must be adopted.

Afghanistan After the Drawdown

U.S. Civilian Engagement in Afghanistan Post-2014

Author: Gerald F. Hyman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442228326

Category: Political Science

Page: 100

View: 8855


Three primary factors will define post-2014 Afghanistan: security, governance and economic growth. These factors are detailed in this recent report.

Adjusting To The Drawdown

Report Of The Defense Conversion Committee

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788133084

Category: History

Page: 86

View: 630


Operation Iraqi Freedom

Actions Needed to Facilitate the Efficient Drawdown of U. S. Forces and Equipment from Iraq

Author: William M. Solis

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437932495


Page: 52

View: 3840


The drawdown from Iraq is a complex operation of significant magnitude. Established drawdown timelines dictate a reduction in forces to 50,000 troops by August 31, 2010, and a complete withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by December 31, 2011. While the Dept. of Defense (DoD) has made progress toward meeting these goals, a large amount of equipment, personnel, and bases remain to be drawn down. Moreover, escalating U.S. involvement in Afghanistan may increase the pressure on DoD to efficiently execute the drawdown. This report examined: (1) the extent to which DoD has planned for the drawdown from Iraq in accordance with set timelines; and (2) factors that may impact the efficient execution of the drawdown. Includes recomm. Illus.

Law of Multi-Bank Financing

Author: Agasha Mugasha

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773516281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 506

View: 977


Combining doctrinal, practical, and comparative approaches The Law of Multi-bank Financing provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal and regulatory facets of multi-bank financing (particularly loan syndications and loan participations) as well as developing a conceptual framework that allows a consistent and rational approach to these financial practices.