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Watching the Hurricane’s Path

September 7, 2017

It’s an eerie experience. You’ve just heard that another hurricane has formed in the Atlantic, and that it’s headed toward land. You search for NOAA’s National Hurricane Center website so you can see the forecast path for the storm....

Active Citizenship in Chicago

September 6, 2017

Post Carbon Fellow Erika Allen and the Growing Power team in Chicago are working to create a true City in a Garden: a “beautiful space where everyone is well cared for.” Young adults learn about farming, culinary arts, and...

Controversy Explodes Over Renewable Energy

August 14, 2017

  Sometimes the most heated debates are among people who almost agree. That seems to be the case with the recent Jacobson-Clack controversy, in which two groups of well-intentioned, renewable energy advocates bitterly spar over differing paths to a...

Are We Doomed? Let’s Have a Conversation.

July 27, 2017

My most recent essay, in which I discussed a highly publicized controversy over the efficacy of plans for a comprehensive transition to an all-renewable energy future, garnered some strong responses. “If you are right,” one Facebook commenter opined, “we...