Conservatives across the U.S. believe that climate change is real reports Scientific American. As weird weather, rising disaster claims, disturbed livelihoods, scientific evidence, and clear messages fill the air, people’s minds are changing. Forty-seven percent of conservatives now say the climate is changing, a leap of 19 points since the midterm elections of 2014, according … More Republicans are seeing climate change is real. Ignoring that’s a risky business.
The responsibility is yours and mine. It always has been. Bernie Sanders is the figure at the head and it looks as though he can’t take the highest office in the land. What now? We marshal ourselves, march with conviction, love, and truth, and move this ship. Look at how much we moved Obama on … More What now?
I’ve been thinking about how some Bernie Sanders supporters are acting right now. A few years ago I rode the Transylvania Epic for the first time. It’s a seven-day stage race through the forests of Central Pennsylvania. I had trained so hard and hoped to finish on the podium of the single speed racers. Months … More Losing
Debt. It’s something, usually money, or a service we owe in return. Having borrowed something, we need to pay it back. Or it’s a feeling of gratitude we hold toward someone or something they have done for us. Sadly, I’m indebted to some financial corporations for my student loans. And yes, slowly, I am required … More It’s time to pay down our climate debt
On the morning of April 19th my phone got a text that said, “Hi peter, would you potentially be available to speak briefly at Sanders rally today?” When I read it, I swore and ran around and of course said, “YES!!!!” A little later I talked to someone from the campaign who said, “It’s a … More What I would have said at the State College rally for Bernie Sanders…plus Sophia McClennen [Update: April 20th]
Today I was in a meeting with someone from a major corporation with a wing doing very cool work on batteries, renewable energy, infrastructure to support zero carbon economy, and electric vehicles. The representative is knowledgeable, committed, and excited about decarbonization. They, however, are not this company. Another wing of this company has used … More Big corporate relationships
In their book, The Collapse of Western Civilization, Naomi Oreskes and Eric Conway write about the carbon-combustion complex. They wisely adapt Eisenhower’s term, the military-industrial complex, to imply the force and power of fossil fuels on our entire way of life. They write, Historians have labeled this system the carbon-combustion complex: a network of powerful … More The carbon-combustion complex will crash
The final lines of Judgment at Nuremberg rang in my head today. In the last scene, Judge Haywood (Spencer Tracy) visits Ernst Janning who he’s just sentenced to life in prison for condemning people to their deaths under the Third Reich’s murderous tyranny. It’s perhaps one of the greatest final scenes in a movie ever. … More Trump, Cruz, and Judgment at Nuremberg