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Thursday Morning Linkage

October 31, 2013

Aside from major sporting events, there have been a few items of import in the news.


  • A new polio outbreak in Syria is endangering the drive for global eradication

Climate Change

  • A 2012 story that I missed, a drive to replace dirty cook stoves in India using experimental methods failed
  • India not keen on addressing hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) — a short-lived greenhouse gas — through the Montreal Protocol
  • Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia join forces on regional greenhouse gas reduction scheme and coordinated carbon prices



  • European Parliament rejects new subsidies for fishing fleets
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Joshua Busby is an Associate Professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. He is the author of Moral Movements and Foreign Policy (Cambridge, 2010) and the co-author, with Ethan Kapstein, of AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations (Cambridge, 2013). His main research interests include transnational advocacy and social movements, international security and climate change, global public health and HIV/ AIDS, energy and environmental policy, and U.S. foreign policy. He also tends to blog about global wildlife conservation.