Just so you know – exponential environmental rhetoric growth turns into a joke right about…well, some time ago. Saving the planet just got a lot harder

Just so you know – exponential environmental rhetoric growth turns into a joke right about…well, some time ago. Saving the planet just got a lot harder

It sucks sounding like a broken record, but sometimes a message bears repeating. In this instance, it needs to be heard, because the world is being stampeded towards a cliff. That’s not good. So we’re going to look at it again. The message, of course, is a reference to climate change news coverage. The news […]

Finally! Peer-reviewed climate research gets to the heart of the problem

Finally! Peer-reviewed climate research gets to the heart of the problem

‘ “…until a social agent, collective or individual [i.e., climate expert], is able to place their own ‘self’ into the frame of questioning in interaction with others, it will not be in a position to genuinely hear those others, because it is instead determinedly if inadvertently imposing its own projections of the imagined other into […]

Supersonic rhetoric, rising fossil fuel consumption, and a dead void between the two. What a mess

Supersonic rhetoric, rising fossil fuel consumption, and a dead void between the two. What a mess

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller, American inventor and visionary   “Government scientists have produced a new report on climate change in Canada, and it’s beyond grim. The details trigger thoughts of hoarding and maybe selling the house and […]

Canada’s energy crisis – the view from inside and outside the bubble

Canada’s energy crisis – the view from inside and outside the bubble

Sometimes life’s little micro-challenges, if understood and analyzed effectively, can help us see the bigger world better. A great example is traffic. As an urban worker, there are several types of mobile annoyance: one is borne of commuter traffic on busy roads; another is borne of crowded walkways at, say, lunch hour on cold days, […]

The staggering cost and challenge of new infrastructure pummels any quick energy transition plan

The staggering cost and challenge of new infrastructure pummels any quick energy transition plan

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete. -Richard Buckminster Fuller It is not news to point out that there is a gulf between what ought to be and what can be. I ought to have a Ferrari in my garage, […]