Originally published September 8, 2015. In the recently released “Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change,” Muslim scholars from twenty countries joined Pope Francis in calling for action on climate change, in effect adding 1.6 billion Muslims to the 1.2 billion Catholics now called on to support the climate change movement. Acknowledging there will be climate deniers within that […]
From 2011 to the present, I’ve written over one hundred blogs on climate change, starting when Americans still called the issue global warming and a majority denied climate change was happening, through the December 2015 Paris Accord when 195 countries including the U.S. signed on to fight climate change. My blogs ran on CSRHub.com and Huffington Post ; they were also published in ±200 daily, environmental and business news sites.
The complete set is available at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/carol-pierson-holding/ and http://www.csrhub.com/blog/.
In his op-ed piece “Two Cheers for Capitalism,” conservative columnist David Brooks quotes fellow New York Times writer Anand Giridharadas about why capitalism isn’t working —
Originally published July 26, 2015. Steve Yuhas, a resident of wealthy California enclave Rancho Santa Fe, has become famous for his reaction to drought-imposed water restrictions. His post reads: “(People) should not be forced to live on property with brown lawns, golf on brown courses or apologize for wanting their gardens to be beautiful.” In a follow-on […]
Originally published February 25, 2015. The photo above is of a Berlin street lined with electric vehicles recharging. Are we likely to see anything similar here in the U.S.? Electric Vehicles (EVs) aren’t selling well in part because retail charging has stalled and people are afraid of being stranded with no power source.
Originally published July 20, 2015. There has been so much good news about business embracing renewable energy that I almost didn’t give it a second thought when a Harvard Business School report called “America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity” landed on my desk. Read more
Is there an answer to climate change? I believe there is, and it’s already underway. To borrow terms from technology, a distributed solution has moved along the technology adoption curve, through the innovator and early adopter phases. Now, we’re entering the mainstream.
When we heard about Federal cuts to environmental initiatives, we couldn’t help but think of the potential disaster when climate-denying forces really take power in Congress next year. We might yearn for just a little bit of good news to ring in the New Year, so here are six reasons to be optimistic under even the […]
Unfortunately, most of the fossil fuel companies have since adopted Shell’s approach:
Update: Just this month, the Lummi tribe is credited with pausing construction of a coal part in northern Puget Sound.
As of April 2016, Harvard has still not joined the fossil fuel divestment movement.