Last month, I gave a series of talks at the University of NM and NM State University, as well as to community groups in Albuquerque and Las Cruces. The title of the talk was: “A Tale of Two Futures: Innovating Our Way to Climate Solutions and a Better, Safer World.” The gist of the responses [...]
Sometimes, stories gestate in the back of my mind. They don’t gather dust. They gather meaning. Take this one from the June 20, 2012 Wall St. Journal: “UK to Require All LSE-Listed Companies to Disclose Greenhouse Emissions.” On the surface, it’s a “dog bites man” story, i.e. another ho-hum tale of a government imposing [...]
“People who talk about ‘global warming’ or ‘climate change’? Most are damn sinners!” I stared at this guy. I’d known him for a few years. Now, he was thumping the coffee shop table as if it were a Bible. His fingertips were red. I wondered if he’d broken a few blood vessels. “You can’t be [...]
Mainstream news is largely based around bad news, celebrities, the stock market and sex scandals. Here’s the ideal mainstream story: “Herman Cain and Lindsay Lohan had sex on the floor of NY Stock Exchange. According to knowledgeable sources, they were able to do this, because fundamentalists had sent a ricin-laced letter to Tim Geithner, [...]
In the US’ Great Transition from non-renewable energy (oil, coal and natural gas) to renewable energy (solar, wind, geo-thermal, etc.), Hawaii is my bet to become the first state totally or largely powered by renewable energy. Now, I love Hawaii – for a lot of reasons. For instance, my wife and I periodically kick off [...]
Melting Down by Harvey Stone, Signed Hardcover (Limited)
The dream of fanatics: America on its knees. Europe under water. Every other nation in ruin.
“Sheer weight of scientific data seems not to have gotten across the point about global warming; maybe a good old red-blooded American thriller can help do the trick!” Bill McKibben, Author, The End of Nature & EAARTH, Founder, 350.org