The Path Forward

2017-10-23T16:00:39+00:00October 23rd, 2017|Business and Environment, Climate politics, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy|

On January 5th, before the inauguration, I wrote about this administration's short-sited energy policy in my post, Trump to Allow China to Destroy US Manufacturing Again Under His Energy Policy. Now almost ten months later, Trump is proving he  will be successful in destroying our opportunities. The following video is [...]

Environmental Messaging: Five Steps to Having a Conversation with a Conservative

2017-08-27T18:55:50+00:00August 29th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

It’s Thanksgiving and it’s snowing outside: the kind of big, soft peaceful flakes that make you think of your childhood. Then Uncle Ralph puts his hand on your shoulder and says, “Maybe Trump fixed it. Doesn’t look like global warming to me?” Your mother shouts from the kitchen trying [...]

Environmental Messaging: A Poverty of Words

2017-08-12T21:10:31+00:00August 15th, 2017|Boundary Waters, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General|

I love words. I listen to their songs for hidden stories. Like the sounds of water laughing over rocks. The forests speak to me. Yellow aspens chatter. The pines whisper. White clouds are clean and pure. So in the environmental movement, why do I often hear, “We catch more [...]

Movie Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

2017-08-12T20:38:02+00:00August 12th, 2017|Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Climate Science, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

You can’t put together a review of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” without mentioning Al Gore. That’s because the movie is more about Al Gore than it is about new climate revelations or solutions to global warming. In its simplest form, it is a movie of what has [...]

Moral Hierarchy in Environmental Messaging

2017-07-05T13:42:55+00:00July 4th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

Most of my friends are apoplectic over actions taken by the current administration toward the environment. They can’t understand why anyone in their right mind would remove stream protections or “OK” the Dakota Access Pipeline. To them, that makes no sense. In my last post, I talked about frames [...]

10 Reasons to Be Optimistic on the Environment

2017-05-14T15:37:48+00:00May 16th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

The Trump administration is a disaster for Americans who want clean air and water and to reduce global warming. Under his onslaught, it is also easy to lose hope or become cynical. We should worry about Trump’s executive orders, but we should also be concerned with cynicism. If you [...]

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