It’s been said that we have the solutions to climate change but the only thing missing is the political will. I would argue that the only thing missing is the public will. …


There has been a fair amount of angst about the state of the democratic field for President. The mainstream media has pictured this (not entirely incorrectly) as a battle between the progressives (as exemplified by Warren and Sanders) and the moderates (Biden + just about everyone else). …


In your commencement speech at Tulane University, you acknowledged to the newly graduated that your generation had failed theirs by not acting sooner to curb the devastating impacts of climate change. …


There has been a great deal of handwringing, debate and speculation about the underlying reasons for Trump’s election. …


You are walking through the midway of a country fair and a table with a carny attracts your attention with a sign that says, “Win a Thousand Dollars.” …


After years of stasis, there is finally movement in the public’s attitude about climate change. Much of the media attention has focused on the Green New Deal, sponsored by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Senator, Edward Markey. …


Climate Metaphor #2: Teenage Driver

A father is buying a used car for his teenaged son. He has found one at a reasonable price and the car is now sitting in his driveway but two reliable mechanics have told the father that the brakes on the car could fail at…


Climate Metaphor #1: Baseball and Floods

A severe rainstorm causes a major flood for a town and a local reporter asks a scientist if the flooding is due to climate change. He hesitates in giving a “yes” or “no” response and this is perceived as an indication that the science…


With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. — Abraham Lincoln

The ultimate solutions to climate change are workable, cost-effective technologies…. yet scientific, engineering, and organizational solutions are not enough. Societies must be motivated and empowered to adopt the needed changes. …


With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Abraham Lincoln

(T)he American people have to feel the same urgency that I do …. the average American right now, even if they’ve got past climate denial, is still much more concerned about gas prices, getting back and forth…

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