Back in July, I posted the above diagram under the title Exchange of Love. The point of the diagram is that economic policy in the modern world is generally about strengthening the bonds between corporations and individuals, rather than the other, potentially more meaningful, relationships. Under the current paradigm, this is important because it is […]
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Andy Revkin over at the New York Times DotEarth puts his fingers on the important climate questions related to the new presidency: Can President Obama push climate and energy legislation or an approach to a new climate treaty that the atmosphere will someday notice? Can his plans on either front pass muster with the big […]
Back in December, when it became clear that President-elect Obama would name the physicist Steven Chu as his energy secretary, Climate Progress blogger Joseph Romm, a former energy official in the Clinton administration, applauded the move. Joe wrote that Chu was a great pick, most especially because Chu “isn’t fooled by clean coal claptrap. Earlier […]
I just wanted to give a shout out, for those of you in New York or willing to travel here, to the We Act (West Harlem Environmental Action) coming conference: “Advancing Climate Justice: Transforming the Economy, Public Health and Our Environment.” “Poorer communities are feeling the effects of climate change more harshly than affluent communities, […]
Bill McKibben sent me this note over the weekend and asked me to share it with you. Thoughts? Plans to attend? Dear Friends, There are moments in a nation’s—and a planet’s—history when it may be necessary for some to break the law in order to bear witness to an evil, bring it to wider attention, […]
I’m actually turning in the final draft this week. Do you think you guys can do without me for one day while I keep my eye on the ball?
See you Monday!
From a blog post by Gillian Caldwell, executive director of 1Sky, about how we can help the President-Elect and our other newly-elected representatives do the right thing on the climate crisis: The results of yesterday’s election are encouraging for our economy and our planet’s future, but we’ll only achieve the change we need by pressing […]