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...
25
NOV
2017

Seriously, Again/Still??? ANWR Fight is Back

The Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is under attack again to be opened up for drilling for oil.  Oil companies, and their surrogates in Congress, and now, the White House, just can’t help themselves.  They have to rape and destroy every and any spectacular landscape...
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...