25
NOV
2017

Since We Adults Are Unable to Save the Planet It’s Now Up to the Kids

We adults who are fighting to save our Planet Earth from the worst effects of climate change are want to say it’s for our kids and grandkids that we do this.  While we are already experiencing the beginning consequences of a warmer climate, it is the next generations that...
24
NOV
2017

We Don’t Need Protection from Corporate Malfeasance?

Remember in the old movie, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, when Humphrey Bogart is pinned down by the bandits and they say they are the Federales?  Bogart asks to see their badges.  The head bandit says, “Badges?  We don’t need no badges?”...
24
NOV
2017

Solar Costs to Fall Further, Powering Global Demand

In case you need a reminder of how fast things are changing in the energy markets here’s another article projecting the future success of solar energy.  I hope you’ve noticed a continuing theme that prices continue to fall faster than predicted and adaptation...
24
NOV
2017

Can There Be Such A Thing As Good News About Coal?

I’ve run into several of you recently and heard the comment that I haven’t written an article in some time.  Actually, it’s been almost two months.  It’s not for a lack of material.  Just been busy.  So, I’m back now for a while before an extended...
24
SEP
2017

Just Maybe??

Harvey, Irma, Maria, two massive earthquakes in Mexico and a small one that hit Los Angeles recently, multiple large fires in the West and drought.  OMG!!  It really does feel like the sky is falling.   Here in Chicago the weather has been wonderful.  Dry, sunny, warm.  I feel a...
17
AUG
2017

Food Refugees

Some time ago in the not so distant past, someone suggested to me that with climate change a warmer planet would actually be a benefit to mankind.  The idea was that there would be a longer growing season and regions in the northern climates would now be more agriculturally...
22
JUL
2017

Financial Institutions are Finally Waking up to the Economic Risk of a Changing Climate

In several previous posts  I have pointed out the financial risk that climate change poses to the world economy.  Increasingly the world is waking up to how climate change will affect corporate stability and by extension, capital markets.  Insurance companies are on the front...
21
JUL
2017

The US Flood Insurance Program is Drowning

A few days ago I brought to your attention that flooding caused by storm surge is becoming more frequent and severe due to rising ocean levels caused by climate change.  In that message I pointed out that regardless of where you live in the US or, whether YOU have flooding, we...
15
JUL
2017

5 Things to Know About the Iceberg

You may have heard about the massive iceberg that broke off from Antartica last week.  The following article will answer many basic questions about the impact of this event.  Here are some of the relevant points: “The massive iceberg holds twice as much water used in the...
15
JUL
2017

Ironic Southern Strategy

Over the past decade or so, I have been somewhat engaged at my alma mater, The University of Chicago, with their EPIC (Energy Policy Institute Chicago) program. I had been told of a new tool that was being developed that would be able to model future climate impacts on a very...