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Entries from January 2007

Confronting a Global Warming Skeptic

January 26th, 2007 · 10 Comments

My New Year’s resolutions are to Imagine Life Differently … Imagine it Better … and Fight for that Better Life.  A key part of that is a vow to challenge, to take on those who threaten a better future for me, for you, for my children, for yours, for us (and, as well, US).  Global […]

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Tags: global cooling · global warming deniers · skeptic

WashPost published my LTE re Global Warming Skeptics

January 20th, 2007 · 7 Comments

I made a New Year’s Resolution to Imagine Life Differently … Imagine it Better … and to Seek to Create that Better Life.  As part of that, I vowed to take up DannyInLA’s challenge to challenge non-reality based thinking. My “area” of focus, however, is Energy and, with linkages, Global Warming. I have determined not […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

Joe Sestak, Howard Dean, Bill Clinton, My Daughter, and the Swearing In Ceremony …

January 16th, 2007 · Comments Off on Joe Sestak, Howard Dean, Bill Clinton, My Daughter, and the Swearing In Ceremony …

Having been invited to the Hill for a number of swearing in parties, I decided to prioritize Congressman Joseph Sestak’s (D-PA) reception for a number of reasons — personal and otherwise. In short, without details, I’ve had the privilege of knowing both Susan Clark-Sestak and Congressman (Commander/Captain/Admiral) Sestak for decades.  And, my daughter wanted to […]

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Tags: Energy

No Efficiency Focus In Power Line Debate

January 11th, 2007 · Comments Off on No Efficiency Focus In Power Line Debate

Note: Published in the Washington Post, 11 January 2007. Dominion Virginia Power is actively pursuing approval for a high-voltage power line that would bring electricity from “cheap coal” plants to the area. This line would cut through parks and other natural areas, desecrating some of the most beautiful areas of the nation. Proponents of the […]

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Tags: Energy

Imagine Life Differently — and a New Year’s Resolution

January 1st, 2007 · 1 Comment

My favorite quote of the moment comes from the 2006 paperback edition of Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature The eldest President Bush was facing a reelection battle against Bill Clinton, and so advisers persuaded him to attend the world environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, possibly the most optiistic moment in recent history.  Before […]

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Tags: Energy