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...
14
JUL
2018

Renewable Energy Cost Now Challenging Even Natural Gas

When Sierra Club began the effort to challenge the final permitting of a proposed coal fired power plant being built by Indeck in Elwood, Illinois southwest of Chicago near Joliet, we never could have imagined where we’d be some 16 years later.  After 8 years Indeck threw in the...
06
JUN
2018

Harvard, London School of Economics and EDF Finally Agree with What I’ve Been Saying for Years

I’d love to be wrong on my prognostications about the consequences of a warming climate as that would mean that the future is not so bleak as I’ve often made it out to be.  And I guess it’s a bit braggadocios to be an “I told you so”.  But, as has...
13
MAY
2018

Kids Are Suing for Their Future and Winning!!

Here is another example of how our youth are standing up and advocating for their own future.  There are several lawsuits that may seem problematic and far fetched at first but are gaining traction in court.  Each one continues to move forward step by step. At their core, they...
06
MAY
2018

How Critical is the Rocky Mountain Snowpack?

I am continuing one more time with my messaging about the impact on the physical impact that a warmer climate will increasingly have on our society due to climate change.  While skiers and the towns and businesses around the world that rely on an adequate snowfall and snowpack...
03
MAY
2018

OMG!! It’s Happening NOW.

The following report that was published this morning simply confirms all that I’ve been writing about recently.  The atmosphere is rapidly being altered by our combustion of fossil fuels which is releasing CO2 and causing unprecedented weather events.   This revelation...
01
APR
2018

What is Climate Change Costing You? Check Your Tax Bill or Our Federal Deficit

Continuing on the climate and weather are both changing theme, I hope you are not sticking your head in the sand and thinking that “I’m not being affected.”  We are ALL paying the cost of our fossil fuel addition ways.  Right here in Chicagoland, the flooding is...
01
APR
2018

Do You Really Care About Sea Ice?

Here’s more evidence of a warming climate and the affect it is having on our ecosystem the conclusion of which reflects the theme of most of my messages to you: “It is essential that we take action now to reduce emissions and move toward a low-carbon economy and...
11
MAR
2018

Are We There Yet?

I’ve had a few people get in touch to see if I am OK since I hadn’t sent anything since December.  Well, I’m fine but just took some time off from blogging.  But in that time I’ve been stockpiling material.   I’d like to start out the year reminding...
26
NOV
2017

Trillions of $$ Questioning Investments in Carbon

Investment firms that manage TRILLIONS of dollars are well aware of how climate change challenges the financial risk of their investments. Even if our federal government says they are pro business, their actions to address climate change in any way and alleviate the enormous...