50 years ago today, on Christmas Eve 1968, the Apollo 8 command module rounded the Moon. It was the first time human beings had ever ventured out of view of our home planet. When Frank Borman, Bill Anders, and and Jim Lovell rounded the dark side of the Moon, they saw something no person had … Continue reading Earthrise

Frontier Work

“We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” Some resist the natural human impulse to inquiry, but Carl Sagan understood that every one of us is already on this adventure with everyone else. What we do and don’t know affects everyone, so truth matters quite a lot. Science is our pursuit of evidence-based … Continue reading Frontier Work

Highest-value Climate Action is Economy-wide

The global crisis in climate disruption is deepening. Droughts, floods, storms, and wildfires are taking an increasing toll on human beings, straining vital ecosystems, and putting food and water supplies at risk. The Paris Agreement outlines a global collaborative “race to the top”, where nations support each other’s success and innovate as rapidly as possible … Continue reading Highest-value Climate Action is Economy-wide

Income Inequality puts Everything We Value at Risk

The world’s wealthiest 42 individuals now hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.7 billion. This corrosive market failure is driving a perversion of the whole economic landscape, where capital feeds capital, without necessarily providing what makes healthy societies, which should be the basis for market success. With extreme wealth abstracted at this level from … Continue reading Income Inequality puts Everything We Value at Risk