In a capitalist society money is the score card. It serves as both the carrot and the cattle prod for the things we should and shouldn’t do. In the US, energy has been plentiful, and so the forces of supply and demand have made it relatively cheap for us to consume. Compared to other countries, we’ve taxed energy very little; further dangling the consumption carrot. As a result, cheap energy has fueled our economy, advanced technology, elevated our standard of living, and propelled our lives. It’s generally been good for us, or has it?Continue reading →
Upon learning that former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson was appointed to U.S. Secretary of State, I asked myself, what would I tell him?
I would let him know that I am active in a nonprofit organization working to encourage my local community to prepare for the effects of climate change, sea level rise and climate enhanced storm activity. As such I am concerned about the direction of our Nation and how this will impact my at risk community.Continue reading →