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April 20th, 2020

Earth Day? No it is the Earth Century!

NOTE:  11 years ago I wrote the column below.  I did it because I was getting pitched about Earth Day ideas I should write about.  As in people wanted to tout what they were going to do for Earth Day.  I simply lost it.  Don’t talk to me about Earth Day, Earth Month, Earth Year […]

 

 

March 3rd, 2020

Watch “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change”

Last week I wrote about the climate change conference that The Sarasota Institute – A 21st Century Think Tank  was presenting.  Called “A Leap Year Look at Climate Change” it was unique in the sense that in the morning was the 2020 updated reality of what the climate crisis now looks like.  In the afternoon […]

 

 

February 25th, 2020

A Leap Year Look at Climate Change

[ a significant percentage of this column was first published in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune] As a futurist, the most important thing to me is to be as right as I can be in my forecasts.  Otherwise I have no value to you my readers, or to anyone in my audiences around the world, or readers […]

 

 

February 4th, 2020

The Big Four Dynamics of the 2020s

The 2020s will be the most transformative and disruptive decade in history.  There will be a number of significant trends and dynamics that will greatly affect how humanity lives, works and plays.  I will take a deeper, more specific look at many of these in the next few columns. What I want to highlight now […]

 

 

October 14th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Now!

[Welcome to all new subscribers!  We hope you enjoy receiving blog posts now and in the future!]   We face an accelerating climate crisis. Climate change is now.  This means that we have finally entered the “fight or flight” stage of human awareness about it.  It is no longer some possible catastrophe decades in the […]

 

 

September 17th, 2019

Historical Disruption in the Automobile Industry

 100 years ago, the automobile industry was rapidly expanding in America. The internal combustion engine [ICE] autos were rolling out of factories in ever greater numbers. The prices had just come down, installment payment plans were created to fuel the sales of the auto companies and the automobile started to become part of the American […]

 

 

June 18th, 2019

Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual

 This is the title of my new trilogy of eBooks. Book 1, subtitled “The Three Economies”, was published at the end of March. Book 2, subtitled “New Metrics and Technologies”, was published last week. Book 3, subtitled “Global to Personal”, will be published in early July. For information on the Finite Earth Economy and to […]

 

 

May 21st, 2019

The Three Economies

[ This is Chapter 4 of my latest book, which is the first of an eBook trilogy “Moving to a Finite Earth Economy – Crew Manual. It was first published at the Sarasota Institute, a 21st Century think tank two weeks ago. The subtitle of the first eBook is the name of this chapter, The […]

 

 

June 25th, 2018

Lower Carbon and Create Consensus in Congress – Really!

Finally, there is a groundswell for a unique, creative, possible piece of legislation that could have both a profound effect on reducing carbon and creating consensus in Congress.  Solving two of the biggest problems the U.S. has today. We simply cannot let this opportunity go away! Back in February of last year I wrote about […]

 

 

December 12th, 2017

It is Time to Talk Worst Case Scenario About Climate Change

[Note:  This post is much longer than usual.  It was first published at The Sarasota Institute where columns are 1500-2500 words.  I didn’t want to break the column in two.] The negative effects of fossil fuels have been speculated upon and known for a long time. The larger scale concerns, awareness, and now actions have largely […]

 

 

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