Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton flies 200 times/yr by private jet, goes vegan to save the planet, then lectures leaders who “don’t care about the environment” – is climate dialogue possible when no one considers that crazy?

Formula 1 champ Lewis Hamilton flies 200 times/yr by private jet, goes vegan to save the planet, then lectures leaders who “don’t care about the environment” – is climate dialogue possible when no one considers that crazy?

It seems inevitable that we are headed for some sort of serious conflict here in the west with regards to climate change. Armies of Extinction Rebellioners now take the law into their own hands in order to force governments to act. On the other side of the fence are 7 billion people that frankly aren’t […]

We critically need better energy dialogue, but that doesn’t mean we need to talk to degenerates

We critically need better energy dialogue, but that doesn’t mean we need to talk to degenerates

One day, when you’re at the local Compost Emporium, or Subaru dealership, or at the Mother Earth News Potato and Geranium Festival, and you see someone clomping around in rubber boots that have something brown on them that you know you don’t want to know what it is, and that needs a haircut that they […]

Climate change freight train accelerating, the bridge is out, and Lord of the Flies children calling the shots. Nothing to do but enjoy the scenery until the climate masterplan blows sky high

Climate change freight train accelerating, the bridge is out, and Lord of the Flies children calling the shots. Nothing to do but enjoy the scenery until the climate masterplan blows sky high

Ah, we do live in crazy times. Here in the western world, that is. Much of the world remains focused on what humans have for centuries – ensuring enough food for the day, enough firewood or other fuel for the time being, and enough potable water for household duties. But here in the west, we […]

Who made your job – a government, or an entrepreneur? We ignore the difference at our peril

Who made your job – a government, or an entrepreneur? We ignore the difference at our peril

Rich people generally don’t get a lot of sympathy. We drive past their magnificent houses, get passed by their Bentleys, and see them slurping free liquor on the plane as we schlep by them on our way to the cheap seats. They look and smell like money, and when we look down at our own […]

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 […]