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October 4th, 2012

Burning Man 2012 – Part Two

In my last column, I wrote about attending Burning Man for the first time here in 2012.  I included lots of links that I highly recommend you click on if you have not yet done so as they will provide a basic understanding of and the beauty of Burning Man.  At the end of that […]

 

 

April 17th, 2012

No Longer a Day but an Age

Earth Day is coming.  April 22 to be exact.  How I know is my email inbox.  Every day for the past few weeks I get pitches to write about some company’s new eco product.  The words LEED certified, Eco, Green, Recycled, Renewable have become an endless blur in the subject line of in-bound emails.  This […]

 

 

December 20th, 2009

The Four General Positions of the Climate Change Debate

As someone who writes and speaks about alternative and renewable energy, I often get asked about climate change.  What do I think about it?  What is true?  Who to believe? There is so much noise about it.  The media knows it is an important topic to many and they know that controversy prompts viewership so […]

 

 

August 24th, 2008

The Oceans are Beginning to Die

It was two years ago that I first wrote about ocean dead zones. These are areas of the ocean that, due to a lack of oxygen, no longer sustain any life.  While dead zones can happen naturally, they usually are caused by the results of human activity.  A primary cause is nitrogen-rich nutrients from agricultural […]

 

 

April 2nd, 2008

What Provokes Greatness?

This thought came to me while standing on Omaha Beach, one of the American landing beaches on D-Day. I think about the future and it is clear to me that humanity will need to find greatness to face some of the issues it faces now and in the next decade.  We need to rise up […]

 

 

December 18th, 2007

The Bali Conference

As a futurist, I look at long term trends and waves of history.  The three waves of history we know have been the Agricultural Age, the Industrial Age and the Information Age.  The first age began some 10,000 years ago when man first began to literally put down roots.  The second age began some 250 […]

 

 

November 20th, 2007

Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day 2030

Thanksgiving is, in many ways, the truest of holidays.  It is not connected to a religion or to a national political event.  It is about giving thanks and sharing life’s abundance, manifested by a large meal to be shared by friends and family.  Giving thanks for all the wonderfulness of this planet. On Thanksgiving day […]

 

 

November 15th, 2007

Maybe 55 Cancri is the Place

All my life I have believed that there must be other intelligent life in the Universe.  When you gaze upon the endless starry night it seems statistically impossible that there isn’t some form of intelligent life out there.  It may not be human-like but life there must be.  In a prior column, I wrote about […]

 

 

October 31st, 2007

Over Population of the Planet and Global Warming

The impact that humanity is having on climate change is directly related to the fact that there are so many of us. Add on top of our shear numbers the fact that we treat the planet harshly and it is clear why we are moving toward a global crisis. Consider some facts about the growth […]

 

 

October 29th, 2007

Global Warming is a Risk Management Issue

We are moving toward the end of 2007 and there are still people that question whether the planet is warming up and more specifically whether humans have anything to do with it.  I have listened to and read some of the thinking of these people and it falls into several categories.  First, and this is […]

 

 

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