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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London-based HSBC is a banking and financial services company, very old and very large — the sixth largest public company in the world. Greenpeace it ain’t. So it’s striking that the latest report from the financial…

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