Friday, March 23, 2007
Recently I discovered a blog post and slide show (PDF) by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, on the "Past, Present and Future of Food". His presentation discusses food production from a variety of viewpoints, including sustainability and ethics. I found it energizing to read because it reflects a positive, achievable vision of the future. While I sometimes blog about climate issues that face our culture, and leaders that may fail to embrace the challenges, thoughtful leaders like John articulate important aspects of the path forward.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
I've started to follow Dave Pollard's blog "How to Save the World", and recently read his posting on peak oil.
I see in Dave's post another voice making the point that our political will, or at least the will of the conventionally thinking political leadership, is lacking on the topic of our energy future.
Having said that, recently I've seen more posts and articles suggesting that leaders in business and venture capital are giving more weight to green approaches in their decision making. And consumer products are also at least providing more green material in their marketing. Perhaps the political "leadership" will have to catch up one of these days...
For example, Ethan Zuckerman reports from the TED conference that John Doerr is very focused on climate change.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Warning on Warming, by Bill, offers a summary that puts this IPCC report in context of previous work, and again points out that it probably understates the issues for a variety of reasons.
Also, Bill introduces Step It Up 2007, which is coordinating April 14th as a National Day of Climate Action. Good tagline too: "Step it up Congress! Cut carbon 80% by 2050."
And while we are on IPCC again, here is IPCCfacts.org where more information on the IPCC report is available.