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The Lomborg bonanza (Or, how could Australia better spend $4 million?)

April 17th, 2015 · No Comments

The Australian government has given The Smiling Dane, Bjorn Lomborg, a major reason to smile.  It seems that Bjorn won’t have to headquarter out of a post office box any more.  While imposing draconian cuts on higher education, the climate-change denial dominated Australian government has given Lomborg $4 million (Australian $) to set up a […]

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The Inspiring Bronx

April 9th, 2015 · No Comments

To some, perhaps the idea that they should look to the Bronx for true inspiration likely seems foreign.  Here are three examples of Bronx institutions and people who take my breath away and inspire me with hope as to ways to solve problems and create opportunities … Sustainable South Bronx (SSBX) (and its founder, Majora […]

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Lieutenant General’s Green Army

April 7th, 2015 · No Comments

This guest post comes courtesy of DWG …. Hurricane Katrina revealed the power of nature and the incompetence of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under Michael Brown. The storm shredded the Gulf coast and breached the levees protecting New Orleans, leaving 1883 people dead, 2 million homeless, and the city in chaos. It took the […]

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Jonathan Franzen’s @NewYorker diatribe re #birds & #climate change is for the birds

April 1st, 2015 · 5 Comments

The New Yorker has been a bright spot, in many ways, in the media disaster that has been global warming reporting. Elizabeth Kolbert is not just a beautiful writer, a pleasure to read, but insightful and thoughtful about the climate crisis and energy issues. (See, for example, her wonderful The Island in the Wind.)  From […]

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“We’re really sorry about this huge misunderstanding.”

April 1st, 2015 · No Comments

Turns out that the 97% of climate scientists supporting the consensus on climate warming was simply the most elaborate prank in world history, with the world’s scientists collaborating for decades simply for the laughs. Sorry about the misunderstanding …   

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Energy COOL: ARPA-E Shark Tank

February 11th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Since diving into the deep end when it comes to energy issues, almost every day sees new fascinating concepts, approaches, and technologies. Fascinating … exciting … even hope inspiring at times. And, as well, as the passion builds, so many of these are truly Energy COOL.  Not surprisingly, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) […]

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To solar carport or not to carport, that is the (or at least a) question …

January 29th, 2015 · No Comments

Most people think and most analysis occurs in a stove piped fashion. Difficult in conception and more costly in resources (whether brain cells, time or cash), narrow and constrained thinking often fosters not just far from optimal but simply bad decisions.  This is true across virtually all of human existence. The energy arena is far […]

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Patriots say study proves ball deflation “Not Human Caused”

January 26th, 2015 · No Comments

This guest post is the from the passionate and dedicated James Wells. The New England Patriots pointed to a study released today which they say shows that the alleged deflation of footballs in recent games was not due to human causes. From the executive summary of the report, “DeflateGate: Basic Science and Deflating the Hyperbole”: […]

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Angling for extra credit on @CSMonitor’s #Climate #Science quiz

January 21st, 2015 · No Comments

The Christian Science Monitor has developed an interesting quiz: Climate change: Is your opinion informed by science? I went ahead and started to take the test. The questions ranged from science history to chemistry (which is/isn’t a greenhouse gas) to change over time to … well, a spectrum of climate issues that aren’t necessarily self-evident. […]

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Divestment would have bolstered 2014 financial returns

January 9th, 2015 · No Comments

There is a growing movement to divest from fossil fuels. This ranges from the individual (for example, my retirement accounts are down roughly 80% over the past three years in terms of ‘fossil fuel’ (at least direct) investments) to businesses to growing numbers of non-fossil fuel/climate friendly investment operations to pressure on institutions to disinvest […]

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