As a Climate Reality Leader (Chicago 2013), I'm pleased to feature excerpts from the Halftime on the Road to Paris post from the Climate Reality site. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Editor, BoomerWarrior.Org). This Time Is Different One hundred and ninety-five. That’s how many countries...
There is a lot of water on planet Earth - 326,000,000,000,000,000,000 gallons (329 trillion gallons), or 1,260,000,000,000,000,000,000 litres. About 70 percent of the planet is made of oceans and 98 percent of all the water on earth is in...
We do a lot without thinking, like using GDP growth as a standard of excellence. Most 21st century activity is based on a ‘given’ that underpins the soft science of economics: 'Growth is good' -- not just a big...
Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Third Industrial Revolution, has provided the inspiration for this post. The premise of Rifkin's book is that fundamental economic change occurs when new communication technologies converge with new energy regimes. "The industrial revolution powered by oil and other fossil...
Most of us are not aware of the enormous amounts of hidden water we consume every day. In his new book, Your Water Footprint, Stephen Leahy reveals the "shocking facts about how much water we use to make everyday products." The...
I'm very pleased to welcome Anthony J. Gerst as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Mr. Gerst is a long-letter writer whose letters have been featured in 20 countries including England, Spain, Hungary, India Australia and Brazil. A longer bio is...
I've just recently heard of "solar roadways". My first reaction was quite skeptical. "Another unworkable concept," I thought. Perhaps not so nonsensical after all. Solar roadways coming soon to a place near you? Count on it. Solar Roadways Coming Soon Wikipedia...
"Where Will the Grandchildren Live" is the title of a letter written by Mike Nickerson to his granddaughter, Lillian. It could easily be the letter anyone of us who is a grandparent could write to one's grandchildren as we...
In this post, Mike Nickerson asks the question, "what would happen if one thing changes all else?" What if our current mindset focused on perpetual growth could be supplanted by a mindset emphasizing the Common Good? Would that make...
In this post Desmond Berghofer describes our preoccupation with perpetual economic growth at the expense of our environment. He compares the concepts of economic mind and eco-mind. While it is true that capitalism and globalization have brought immense value...