20
AUG
2016

136

136.  That’s how many years that the global temperature has been measured.  And this is going to be the hottest one since 1880.   This post continues to follow the theme of what a changing, warming climate means to YOU and other humans around the globe.  My recent article...
17
JUL
2016

10 Years Later: Climate Change is Still “An Inconvenient Truth”

As the Republican Convention starts tonight and will culminate with the nomination of two blatant climate change deniers, it seems like a good time to review what has happened in the past 10 years to our planet compared to the predictions in Al Gore’s movie from  2006. Of...
05
MAR
2016

Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles

Sierra Club Board of Directors Meeting February 27, 2016 in Los Angeles Introduction. The just concluded meeting featured some interesting and historic moments punctuated with various noteworthy events.  We started with an inspiring gathering together with the Sierra Club...
16
JAN
2016

EV Game Changer

Electric Vehicles (EV’s) are inherently better than ones with a gas powered ICE (Internal Combustion Engine).  EV’s perform better with a lower center of gravity and better acceleration making them fun to drive.  (Ask a Tesla owner.)  With almost no moving parts, they...
01
DEC
2015

Clean Tech Fund Grows to $20 Billion

In case you didn’t see this news, you might want to take note of the following.  Crafting a climate treaty deal is only as good as the world’s ability to achieve the goals. One thing that I have found disappointing and dismaying is research and reports that talk about...
08
NOV
2015

Pitch Perfect

In case you somehow missed it, President Obama on Friday denied the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline ending 7 years of uncertainty.  Below are links to two videos.  First is his 9 minute statement and the second is a shorter video from the Sierra Club thanking him. I have...
03
NOV
2015

Business Groups Call for “Predictable Investment Landscape”

While the US Republican Party continues to be the only major political party in the WORLD to deny that climate change is even occurring, much less that humans are the cause, the world wide business community is becoming increasingly concerned about the consequences to their...
02
NOV
2015

New Batteries Are Making Rapid Progress

I try to keep abreast of the development of battery technology and publish groundbreaking information as it occurs.  The following article is kinda wonky and will interest the more technical of you getting this.   The important takeaway is the conclusion: “Frankel said he...
31
OCT
2015

Ignore The “Stranded Asset” Risk at Your Own Personal Financial Peril

The shift to renewable energy is happening and gaining momentum worldwide.  This is putting the value of companies that mine, sell, transport or support the fossil fuel industry at great peril.  We’re already seeing the effects of dropping market prices of oil, coal and...
16
OCT
2015

Fossil Fuel Industry Executives Acknowledge Climate Change Risk to Their Business Model

The following article covers a variety topics about which I have written in the past including: The current and coming impact of climate change on people around the world. The lack of adequate measures to mitigate the worst impacts of a warming planet. The movement to divest...