When we scan the solar system for signs of life, we look for water. Earth life requires water. The whereabouts … Continue reading WEAVE GKG: Visualizing Earth Systems Value
The business models and technologies that dominate the later part of this century will transcend old-fashioned thinking about value management … Continue reading The Magical Future of Smart Energy
Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), one of the most respected economic modeling firms in the world, has produced a new study, using proven and reliable models, which shows that a steadily rising carbon fee returning 100% of revenues to households would create millions of new jobs, expand GDP and save hundreds of thousands of lives. In the first 10 years alone, the plan would generate 2.1 million net new jobs, across the entire US economy.
It is commonly thought that putting any kind of price on carbon emissions would cause costs to rise unbearably and the economy to slow disruptively. REMI’s new study The Economic, Climate, Fiscal, Power and Demographic Impact of a National Fee-and-Dividend Carbon Tax [pdf] shows that the manner in which the price is applied is what matters, and that getting it right can relieve and even reverse grave inefficiencies in our current market dynamic.
It is my great privilege to be working for Citizens Climate Lobby. After four years volunteering with this tremendous family of committed, engaged citizens, all collaborating to ensure a safe, secure climate future, through genuine democratic process, this month I was hired as Strategic Coordinator. I don’t think it would be possible to find a more rewarding and inspired group of people to work with on a day to day basis, and the work itself allows me the blessed experience of using my abilities to help others to be the constructive future-builders they long to be.
DEEP GREEN ECONOMY Real-time Sustainable Social Justice January 26, 2012 We are moving through a period of global economic transition. … Continue reading Deep Green Economy: Real-time sustainable social justice
Saturation means more of a given ingredient cannot be added to a given volume or fabric of activity, without spilling … Continue reading Saturation vs. Scalability: Old & Costly vs. Clean & Efficient
There is a myth permeating our nation’s energy policy and energy economy, which holds that renewable sources of energy cannot … Continue reading We Need a National Renewables Start-up Incubator
The new administration in Washington, DC, has taken notice: climate change is not about a mild 1º increase in temperature … Continue reading Global Climate Destabilization is Major Security & Economic Threat
a survey of the driving factors that will shape the future
As we enter the second decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves part of a global human civilization undergoing major change at an unprecedented rate, and how we adjust to those changes will determine what quality of life and how much real democracy there is, even who lives and who dies, across the global village.
For decades, postmodern philosophical theory has examined the problem of atomization of the fabric of human society, but new trends suggest there is concurrent with spreading individualism a swell of interdependence among individuals, communities and nation-states. 2010 promises to be a year of historical landmarks, with important breakthroughs in ecological science, collaborative diplomacy and key international negotiations on economics, arms reduction, democratization and security.
The GreenNOVAtion community is a campus-wide secure social networking project, designed to bring together in one place all of the … Continue reading GreenNOVAtion: Connecting Green Thinkers at Villanova