Activists are urging mobilizations “equivalent to war” to combat climate change. But is that the right metaphor and call to action? Wars begin and end, usually within a half-decade. The fight to reverse climate change will likely take decades. Are we ready for the sustained commitment to that effort? Can a political system based on two-year and four-year cycles accommodate activities that will take generations to be successful?
Seniors should support the weeklong global walkout student strike for climate action beginning September 20th, #climatestrike, by attending local events. Millions of students, workers, seniors and ordinary people like you and me worldwide will walk out of their schools, leave their jobs and homes, to urge political leaders everywhere to act now, to begin planning and implementing the transition to an energy system based on electricity derived mainly from renewable energy and not combustion of fossil fuels.
Every candidate on the Democratic side is trying to outdo the other with trillions of dollars to address climate change. At this point in the process, this is all funny money, with no grounding in reality. Will climate spending create more jobs? We’ve been hearing about “green jobs” for the past 15 years, but I’ve yet to see good documentation that these jobs wouldn’t have happened anyway, during the transition to a renewable energy economy.
The one book the green building movement needs to read...
Reinventing Green Building is a unique insider’s critique of why certified green buildings are failing to provide large-scale carbon reduction. It is a potent vision for the future that the green building industry needs NOW.
"There is no Plan-et B." An interview by Virginia Cinquemani with Jerry Yudelson, the "godfather of green", author of the wonderful Reinventing Green Building and one of the eminent people that have been working in sustainability for the longest time. We talked about what's wrong with current building certification, including LEED and BREEAM, and what we should do instead.