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November 14th, 2021

Measurable Numerical Targets not Word Salad

One of the late announcements from the COP26 conference comes from China and the United States who jointly announced an agreement to “enhance ambition”. Huh?  Enhance Ambition.  Anyone know what that means? Let’s go to the dictionary, the first place to go when one is not sure of the meaning of words: Enhance:  “to raise […]

 

 

November 1st, 2021

Blah! Blah! Blah! *

  *Greta Thunberg at a recent climate conference Greta Thunberg has become the leading voice of her generation globally on the climate crisis.  The Swedish teenager simply cuts through the double talk of government and business leaders on the urgency of what humanity faces Here is the link to one of the many news reports […]

 

 

October 18th, 2021

This is an Opportunity

We are all aware of the current inflation situation.  The financial press has spent months wondering if the inflation we are experiencing is short-term or a more insidious longer-term trend.   I have been, and still am, of the opinion that it is short-term and will ease in 2022, significantly.  We are in a perfect […]

 

 

September 7th, 2021

Talk is Good. Action is Essential

In a recent column I wrote that we have left the time of denial and entered the time of disconnection.  It is completely clear to anyone who is aware that something has changed with the climate.  As someone who has, through writings and speeches, been a target of climate change deniers, this year has been […]

 

 

August 16th, 2021

The Climate Crisis: From Denial to Disconnection

If you have consumed any news media in the past few weeks, you know we have entered a climate crisis that is deadly real.  It can no longer be denied. Here are just a few of the stories of this summer: the IPCC of the UN have issued the most comprehensive report on climate change […]

 

 

March 24th, 2021

“The Future of Humanity”

This is the title of one of my most enjoyable podcasts with Don MacPherson, the creator of the 12 Geniuses Podcast series.  I usually don’t write a blog post about a podcast, but this one is worth letting you know about it. Don did a lot of preparation, including reading several of my books and […]

 

 

March 9th, 2021

#forkintheroadproject

Last fall I was having a couple of Zoom calls with two futurists for whom I have a great deal of respect.  We were talking about what we saw going on in the world, what the lasting effect of the global pandemic might be and what is ahead for this decade.  We all came to […]

 

 

March 2nd, 2021
May 12th, 2020

The Futurist Becomes the Canary in the Mine

[Note: this column was just published in Medium  a great place for thoughtful commentary.  Please follow me there as well as here.  Thank you!] In 2015–2016 I stood down from traveling around the world speaking about the future to publish a book on climate change and then to set up a global non-profit  to create […]

 

 

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 […]

 

 

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David Houle has been called “the CEOs futurist, having spoken to or advised more than 3,500 CEOs in the last 10 years.

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