September, 2012

Let’s Address Our Leadership Crisis

Let’s Address Our Leadership Crisis

The lack of national climate leadership has created a “big sleep.” It’s time to wake up. Bud Ward said it on the Climate Report™: “I defy you to come up with a short list of who today’s leader is … who, indeed, is the leader in the House and Senate on climate issues.” We get impressions […]

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Can Green Consumers Really Promote Sustainability? with Clif Bar and West Paw Design

Can Green Consumers Really Promote Sustainability? with Clif Bar and West Paw Design

Tom Bowman talks with Clif Bar and West Paw Design about sustainable business in a resource-challenged world. Listen Now Can Green Consumers Really Promote Sustainability?     

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It’s Time to Explain America’s Climate Options

It’s Time to Explain America’s Climate Options

Few Americans know enough to make informed choices about climate policy. We need to help them. In an amazing feat of wartime daring, Felice Benuzzi and two compatriots escaped from a British POW camp in East Africa to climb Mt. Kenya, and then broke back into camp. An illustration on an Oxo food tin served […]

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Helping Small Business Leaders Find a Voice

Helping Small Business Leaders Find a Voice

In society’s great messaging contest, a single small business owner’s voice is hard to hear. But the carbon-cutting knowledge being generated by this community is too important to ignore. I’ve described how easy it is for small organizations to make deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. The potential benefits are huge because carbon cutting through […]

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Disruptive Messages Are Easy to Dismiss

Disruptive Messages Are Easy to Dismiss

Real-world experience clashes with the old cliché about environmental regulation choking business. Why, then, is this positive message is so difficult for people to hear? Recently, legislators invited me to talk about the impact of California’s cap and trade plans on local businesses. Cap and trade is one of several tools for reducing the state’s […]

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What Happens to Climate Change in a Stormy Media Environment? with Bud Ward

What Happens to Climate Change in a Stormy Media Environment? with Bud Ward

Tom Bowman talks with Bud Ward, editor of the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media about what happens when aggressive, independent reporting can’t compete. Listen Now What Happens to Climate Change in a Stormy Media Environment?     

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The Blind Leading the Blind

The Blind Leading the Blind

When facing objective risks, subjective judgment about whose guidance to follow can mean the difference between safety and catastrophe. My wife called from Talkeetna, Alaska, about a week ahead of schedule. She was on an expedition to climb Denali (a.k.a. Mt. McKinley), the highest mountain in North America. As it happened, they got a heavy […]

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Climate Survival Training

Climate Survival Training

My father used to say, “If you are with someone who is acting insane, it behooves you to be sane.” Have you ever been in a life or death situation? Laurence Gonzales has made a study of survivors and victims in his book Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why. Among a great many […]

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