Wait And See – President Trump and the Planet

Tweet Pin It A number of my conservative and libertarian friends have been saying we should “wait and see” what President Trump does. Well it didn’t take long for Trump to try and fuck the planet. Here’s what I see and we’re only on day four: Trump has nominated the biggest fossil fuel CEO to […]

Surviving the 2016 Election Outcome

Tweet Pin It It’s hard for an environmentalist to not feel despair right now. I’ve been counseling people to wait and watch. When someone has been as much as a liar and changed what he says as often as Trump does, it’s easy to believe that  he won’t move forward with some of the things […]

Open Space, Climate Vulnerabilities and Making

Tweet Pin It We haven’t been blogging much over the past year and I suspect some people wonder why – other than we both work full time and have three kids! There’s always a lot going on in our lives, but this year I think these three phrases encapsulate the big reasons we haven’t been blogging […]

Solar Charging Super Bowl 50

Tweet Pin It The one team that I care about playing in  Super Bowl 50 NFL Championship game is team Solar!  Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco has 375 kW of solar panels that generate enough electricity each year to power all of the 49ers home games.   Of course, I wouldn’t be a good Patriots fan […]

Best Climate Change Speech Ever

Tweet Pin It Today President Barack Obama gave what I consider the best climate change speech ever when he announced the rejection of the Keystone XL Pipeline. However, when I first tried to watch the speech, by going to well known news sites, like USA Today, NBC News and CNN, I found that they only played […]

Love Song to the Earth

Tweet Pin It Natasha Bedingfield and Sean Paul teamed up with an awesome group of artists including Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow and many more to create “Love Song to the Earth.” They released it to coincide with Pope Francis’s visit to Washington D.C., Philadelphia and New York.  I found the song a uplifting and […]

Interview with Jeff Sutherland – Inventor of Scrum and Renewable Energy Advocate

Tweet Pin It Recently I had the pleasure of learning a more effective way to manage projects. The two day course, titled Scrum Product Owner training, was taught by Jeff Sutherland, the inventor and co-creator of Scrum and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time. During the class he mentioned […]

How much did the US spend on Imported Oil in 2014?

Tweet Pin It My previous blog posts about the US spending on imported oil are finally making a difference. At least a lot of people seem to be asking how much the US spends on importing oil.  Earlier this year, one of the leading United States Presidential Candidates stated that the US spent about $300 […]

Camping with Thermo-electric Generation (Powered SmartPhones)

Tweet Pin It While camping over Memorial Day this year, I witnessed several people complaining about their SmartPhones (iPhones, etc.) and having to sit around the bathroom trying to get even to 20% charge. Last year Alicia and I had to coordinate who had the chargers and cables to plug in our iPhones so that […]

Movie Review of Rob Stewart’s Revolution

Tweet Pin It I was asked to review the feature length documentary Revolution by Rob Stewart. The movie takes you on a journey under the water and around the world to see the impacts of climate change and the damage that we are doing to our planet. The videography and imagery underwater is breath taking. […]