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 and Huffington Post ; they were also published in ±200 daily, environmental and business news sites.
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McKibben’s Extreme Energy: Why Not Frack?

Bill McKibben, the environmentalist, prolific author, former New Yorker writer, and founder of grassroots green organization, wrote a review of two books and a film on hydraulic fracturing for last week’s New York Review of Books. Until I read this piece, titled “Why Not Frack?” I shared the opinions of Robert Kennedy, Jr., the Sierra Club and […]

Roasting by an Open Fire: Eco-Friendly or Health Threat?

A Tacoma-Pierce County WA Task Force just sent its recommendations to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency about how to reduce soot in the air to meet EPA standards. The soot is created partly by diesel vehicles and industry, but the most (53%) is from wood burning stoves and fireplaces.

Why Logging US National Forestland to Sell Timber Is a Really Bad Idea

Originally published August 2011 Countries around the world are working harder than ever to save their forests. Brazil’s 80% Amazon deforestation reduction target will be met by 2016, four years earlier than promised. In 1998 China banned tree cutting to preserve its forests after the loss of trees caused flooding along the Yangtze and Yellow […]

An Alternate Diagnosis for Bleak Consumers

Originally published in the Huffington Post in September 2011, this article is just as relevant now, as consumer spending has not yet fully recovered from the Great Recession. The U.S. consumer society is built on a slew of deeply imbedded cultural norms, from keeping up with the Joneses to the idea that shopping makes you feel better to […]

Peer Influence, Shaming Drives Green Behavior

A recent column on “groundbreaking innovation” from Fast Company was titled “If Your Neighbor Gets a Solar Panel, You’re Going to Want One Too: Whether your neighbor has a solar installation is more likely to influence your decision than politics or income level.” The articles’ author Ben Schiller cites studies which mapped 3,843 solar units […]