The Surprising Upside of Sustainable Investing

Sustainable investing can generate a larger return but not for the ethical reasons most of us would expect.

Why Kraft’s Mac & Cheese Has a Global Warming Problem

Ranking the global warming readiness of the largest consumer product companies, a climate change research group tells us where to be concerned.

Sweden’s Carbon Tax

Looking at Sweden’s steadily rising carbon tax, we can ask what it is, what it does, and why the people accept so high a rate.

The Best Kind of Climate Change Law

The Washington state legislature will soon vote on a win/win emissions reduction law. But it could lose. U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Let’s first look at energy consumption and emissions sources. U.S. energy consumption is dominated by oil: Predictably, petroleum is a…

A Brief Primer for the Paris Climate Talks

Looking at the different levels of development and the alliances among those at the Paris climate talks, we see the challenge of reaching an agreement.

Breaking An Environmental Law

Asked by the Pew Center for the People and the Press to rank 21 issues in terms of their significance, global warming was #21. Similarly pessimistic about climate change initiatives, one researcher asked, “How can one seriously suggest that the…

An Environmental Law

Asked if they want lower gasoline taxes that make more driving affordable, people typically say, “Yes.” Told that the only electricity for a village in India is from coal-fired plants, most people will say it’s okay. When making decisions about…