Category Archives: Sustainability

I Don’t Sign Climate Change Petitions

Let’s start with the issue of climate change.  I think the scientific consensus is compelling.  The global climate and other fundamental aspects of global biophysical processes are changing and humans are a significant cause of many of the changes we witness.  I believe human-induced global change is the most significant problem facing humanity today.  We […]

“Renewable” Energy – Powerful Words Make Us Do Stupid Things

The term “renewable” is now magical when applied to energy policy.  We understand intuitively that fossil fuels are fixed, not renewable.  Even if they are abundant now, every bit of coal, oil, or natural gas we use means there is less available, and their use causes a host of environmental and national security problems.  If […]