Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change announcing the 16-song compilation called "Climb It, Change Is Real" via Twitter: It kicks off with R.E.M.’s classic “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” followed up by Nelly’s “Hot In Herre,” and features tracks by OutKast, Wyclef Jean, … Continue reading Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change
I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing while reducing waste plastic. Using an industrial process called extrusion, Conceptos Plasticos uses multilayered plastics, mixtures of different plastics and rubber to make quality construction … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy $20 million of cheese currently in surplus on the market. I'll be honest, I had no idea such a market or surplus existed that would warrant government intervention. In fact, according to a recent article in TIME Magazine, the USDA will buy the cheese from private inventories … Continue reading Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese
World’s largest publicly owned oil company faces pressure to show concern about climate change. According to the Wall Street Journal, Exxon Mobil Corp. has been ramping up its lobbying of other energy companies to support a carbo tax. This makes a shift in the oil giant's approach to climate change as the industry faces growing … Continue reading Exxon Mobil pushes carbon tax
An anonymous $50,000 check marked the start of Prince's donations to climate change and clean energy causes. I had no idea that the artist so fondly associated with the color purple also had an affinity for the color green. We often learn things about people after their passing that make us admire them just a little … Continue reading The Purple one Had a Green Side: Prince & Clean Energy
Pressure on Exxon Mobile increased this week with the release of a new cache of decades-old industry documents about climate change. The documents suggest that the industry had the underlying knowledge of climate change even 60 years ago. See more in this New York Times article.
The Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics 2016 conference began with two heavy hitters involved in major industry and policy decisions related to energy and climate change issues. First, we received a warm welcome from Editor in Chief, Gerard Baker who has been at WSJ since 2013. Instead of keynotes and speeches, the speakers interact with an … Continue reading Day 1 Wall Street Journal ECO:nomics
Last October I was invited to join the It's Hot in Here radio team on WCBN 88.3 FM-Ann Arbor for a discussion about climate justice. The show kicked off discussing the disparities between developed and developing countries regarding who should be responsible for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and who suffers most when no one does. We then discussed … Continue reading That time I was on the radio talking about #ClimateJustice
Check out this piece written by Prince Ea. It is an open apology to future generations for our destruction of Mother Earth all for what we consider as progress. He calls out climate change deniers and corporate greed. He tells of the unequal social and environmental burdens of climate change born by many in foreign lands as … Continue reading Dear Future Generation, Sorry. An Earth Day Apology
Alert! Snow does not mean climate change is a myth... Check out these funny depictions of climate change denial in the Detroit Free Press climate change cartoon gallery HERE. Here's a sample of the winter-related cartoons.