I hear it all over these days: Future Generations Will Pay for [fill in the blank]. We have a stark political breakdown on what load will be transferred to future generations. What does this mean for us? Continue reading →
Cap and trade is all the rage. Use the power of markets to get regulation and reduction of greenhouse gases without actually having to regulate. The claims might for the magic of the market might have gone unremarked a year ago, but we live in a time when the magic of the market appears to be more aligned with the dark forces.
I am deeply troubled by many of the President-elect’s choices for his cabinet. These are not the change we need. We’ve got an anti-family farm, pro-Monsanto guy going to Agriculture, an inexperienced GOP hack going to Transportation and now Salazar to Interior. I am profoundly disappointed in many of the choices Obama is making.
Senator Ken Salazar is not a great choice for Secretary of the Interior. Here is why:
In a time of year when it can be hard to go into public
without being overwhelmed by Christmas carols, the sound of jingling bells can sicken many of us. And, it is hard for many to associate this season and carols with any form of religiousity due to the mass commercialization of across the spectrum of holidays of Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza, and …
That from a new report by the Government Accountability Office on releases of genetically engineered crops that have included releases into the human food chain. Of most concern, those crops have included those bio-engineered to include pesticides. This must be a hotly contested report, because it was provided to the agencies in November but only released Friday afternoon, December 5. Continue reading →
If we are going to take serious steps to change our reckless drive over the cliffs, in a sad version of Thelma & Louise but in a belching hummer rather than sexy convertible, we have to get serious about facts. And, well, the fact is that “Clean Coal” is not fact , it is powerpoint slides, promises, and 10s (probably 100s) of millions of dollars of advertising and influence efforts.
In a more honest world, it might be called “Somewhat Less Deadly Coal“. Continue reading →