An open letter to Patagonia, Lush Cosmetics, and Ben & Jerry’s – your climate activism/lifestyle marketing/bipolar worldview begs the question: why do you exist?

An open letter to Patagonia, Lush Cosmetics, and Ben & Jerry’s – your climate activism/lifestyle marketing/bipolar worldview begs the question: why do you exist?

Hi companies, A quick note from a puzzled customer/bystander. I’m trying to decipher the signals that you’re sending out to the world; there seems to be a sizeable paradox on display. All three of you made coincidental headlines in support of the global climate strikes, even halting business for a day to show that you […]

Is constructive energy dialogue even possible when activists seek to destroy the fuel that keeps 7 billion people alive?

Is constructive energy dialogue even possible when activists seek to destroy the fuel that keeps 7 billion people alive?

A long time ago, I took great pleasure in starting this website by answering questions for friends, questions such as “What is fracking?” or “CNG vs. LNG vs. LPG vs Propane vs Natural gas – what is this stuff and do we still get the grand if the handibus explodes?” I tackled topics such as […]

“Fossil fuels subsidies” as described in the media for the most part don’t exist – are governments really willing to build policy on a fictitious concept?

“Fossil fuels subsidies” as described in the media for the most part don’t exist – are governments really willing to build policy on a fictitious concept?

Anyone that likes discussing politics knows that, like religion, some topics only work in the echo chamber. There is no point in sitting down with someone at the other end of the spectrum for a conversation, although the practice has for decades added a spice to extended family gatherings that no cook could hold a […]

True environmentalists want to save the earth, fake ones want to slay an enemy

True environmentalists want to save the earth, fake ones want to slay an enemy

It’s really not good to pick on certain classes of people, because generalizations of any scope at all are normally harmful. It is far too easy to go from a benign one like “all humans breathe” to the easy, petty, misinformed ones like “all xxxx’s drive like idiots”. It is almost a certainty that some […]

20,000 new NYC homes/businesses NEED natural gas before winter but pipeline blockades won’t allow it…climate activism/energy ignorance roll the dice with thousands of lives at stake

20,000 new NYC homes/businesses NEED natural gas before winter but pipeline blockades won’t allow it…climate activism/energy ignorance roll the dice with thousands of lives at stake

One of the most wonderful aspects of modern life is that we are gloriously free to be ignorant. Through the miraculous division of labour, and (semi) wise allocation of capital, all our needs are taken care of if we can scrape together enough money to pay for them. We don’t need to know how a […]