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Archive for April, 2008

Part III: The Elephant in the Room…China

April 24, 2008 | No Comments →

First off, here is a good blog entry on the “Bush 2025” goals announcement from my friends over at Environmental Leader — the headline is so outlandish that it almost seems like it is from The Onion.

In my opinion, the elephant in the room in the global climate change debate is China. While both China and the United States each produces more than one-fifth of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, China’s emissions are soaring: China’s annual increase in emissions is greater than Germany’s total annual emissions.


Part II: What Does Real Leadership Look Like?

April 23, 2008 | Comments (2)

Picking up where we left off Tuesday…

So the problem here as I see it is both that we face a crisis of leadership, and that most people are too busy in their daily lives to raise much fuss about it. In my post a few weeks ago I spoke about how the next generation of environmental leaders is being developed and mentored…and this “2025 Goals” announcement by Bush only underscores the need for such strong leadership. What would a strong leader do differently? Well, as I see it, a lot – but here are the big three.


Too Little Too Late for Bush? A Three-Part Series

April 22, 2008 | No Comments →

I grew up in Washington, DC and have been surrounded by politics most of my life. From the outset in writing this blog I have endeavored to steer clear of political diatribes, but despite that intention I must now venture into the political realm. I have no choice. I can’t sit back and not comment on George Bush’s “plan” for addressing climate change announced last week – the “2025 Goals.” I will endeavor, however, to keep this civil.


Cabs Finally Going from Yellow to Green

April 14, 2008 | Comment (1)

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors recently approved an ordinance that will require taxi cab companies to operate fleets with greenhouse gas emissions at least 20 percent lower than 1990 levels. To help cab companies pay for it, the Board of Supervisors increased the daily fee (tax) that drivers pay by $12.50. Check out the San Francisco Chronicle article.


Al Gore Goes to Madison Avenue

April 01, 2008 | No Comments →

If you missed the 60 Minutes interview with Al Gore last Sunday you should definitely check it out.

Gore was in full swing as crusader and activist, working to mobilize forces in the fight against global warming and environmental degradation. His latest weapon in the fight is Madison Avenue in the form of a $300 million ad campaign. This is a fascinating development in the ever-evolving “epic drama” around global warming currently being played out on the world stage among businesses, governments, NGOs, and citizens.