Category Archives: Sustainability

Government Newspeak & Greenwash: We Demand Better

Shouldn’t we hold our elected governments to a higher standard than we expect from the folks who sell soap? Or at least as high a standard as we expect from marketers? In October 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … Continue reading

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What Does it Take to Become a Climate Leader?

Image: Duncan Noble   There is a crack, a crack, in everything That’s how the light gets in Leonard Cohen, Anthem Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas … Continue reading

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Book Review: Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail by William Ophuls

Immoderate Greatness: Why Civilizations Fail by William Ophuls My rating: 5 of 5 stars View all my reviews

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Greenhouse Effect: CO2 Concentrations Set to Hit Record High of 400 PPM

When I was born, CO2 was 316 ppm. You work it out ;-). At this rate, we are set to blow right past 450 ppm and any hope of staying within 2C of warming in less than 20 years. Not … Continue reading

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Is Sustainability Naked?

Image Source: Gutenberg.org In the story “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, almost everyone is willing to go along with the emperor’s delusion. Only a child is willing to say the emperor is walking around naked. “Out of the mouths of babes…” … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s not WHAT is said, it’s WHO is saying it. When large (OK, very large, perhaps ginormous) banks are saying this, perhaps Paul Gilding is right that Victory is in sight for the climate movement.

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