04
OCT
2018

Will You Be A Climate Refugee?

I’ve been writing quite a bit about the economic consequences of climate change.  Less and less we’re hearing the outcry that doing anything about climate change will have negative, if not devastating impact, on the economy.  Besides the fact that there is not ONE...
04
OCT
2018

Climate Change in Financial Markets is Going Mainstream

Two themes that I have written about a great deal come together in this article.  One is that risk of climate change is increasingly becoming factored into financial markets and financial decisions.  I’ve cautioned about being invested in fossil fuel industry assets...
22
SEP
2018

Are You Getting On The Right Train?

This post reverts back to the one I sent recently about peak oil growth. In that post I highlighted this point:  “Investors are increasingly sitting up and taking notice”. The following article, maybe not unintentionally published on 9/11, a day that changed the world, is...
22
SEP
2018

Slipping into the Danger Zone

As the flood waters recede in the Carolinas, the cleanup begins.  And billions of our tax payer money will be used to help the victims of Hurricane Florence recover.  My guess is that most of us want to help our fellow citizens in their time of great need get back on their feet...
16
SEP
2018

Could Oil Demand Peak in Just Five Years?

Two reoccurring themes in my posts are that mainstream thinking is wrong and that changes are going to happen much, much faster than the experts project.  One of those changes is how fast the transition from a fossil fuel economy to one that is powered by renewable energy will...
16
SEP
2018

Another One Hits the Dust – Actually 2

In following up on my last post about how insurance companies are retreating from providing coverage for the coal industry, here is information published by Sierra Club reaffirming that the retirement of coal plants is continuing unabated by anything that is happening in...
25
AUG
2018

Forest Fires are Changing Our Way of Life: The New Normal

The urgency of fighting to limit the affects of climate change is becoming quite clear in the consequences that are already occurring.  In the last post I described the impact to real estate that is near the ocean coastlines.  Continuing on the same theme this article describes...
18
AUG
2018

Thomas Friedman Has it Right

I’m sure that many of you read the New York Times and Thomas Friedman’s articles.  This one I found particularly interesting not so much for the political commentary but for how he describes the current status of the climate.  It’s worth a quick read of the entire article but...
18
AUG
2018

The last post I sent you the other day was about what will shape up as a titanic battle between oil companies and electric utilities as cars and trucks switch from gas to electric.  So, following up on that theme the following article is a fairly deep dive into the kind of...
18
AUG
2018

Oil, Utilities Fight to Fuel Vehicles of the Future

“While electric-vehicle adoption remains small globally, and is expected to rise gradually, the prospect of a large-scale shift is setting up a showdown between oil companies and utilities over who will power tomorrow’s cars.”   I am doing something a little different...