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Climate Change: The Wrong Top Priority for Environmentalists and Conservation Professionals

You read that headline right, so let’s start with a disclaimer: Climate change is one of the biggest threats of the 21st century. Only idiots, ignorami, and certain categories of the insane dismiss the abundant science pointing to climate change, its causes, and its ongoing and future effects.

Duck Dynasty, the Green Party, and Steady Statesmanship

First things first — protect the environment and all the awesome potential of the United States can be achieved. Lose focus on the environment and the rug will be pulled from posterity’s future.

The Five Dumbest Things You’ll Hear About Sustainability

This one’s about dumb, dumber, and dumbest, plus two intermediate levels for good measure. Ready for the inglorious countdown?

The debt ceiling: What’s good for the public goose is good for the private gander

Tea Partiers railing against raising the debt ceiling have a valid point. Operating on perpetual deficits and debt is unsustainable. In fact, a perpetually growing government would be impossible under any circumstances. That’s pursuant to the dictum that nothing grows forever.

Bring back Hank Paulson — on one condition

Paulson is a self-avowed, die-hard conservationist. He drives a Prius, is an avid bird watcher, and was even chairman of The Nature Conservancy. Surely, looking out at the Tetons, across that idyllic Jackson Hole, Paulson would be questioning the merits of further growth in the age of Supply Shock.

Bill Clinton’s Legacy: The Inconvenient Irony

Most environmental problems build slowly, almost imperceptibly as the economy weaves its way through the ecosystem.

Bill Clinton, The Nature Conservancy, and The Old Win-Win Rhetoric

When The Nature Conservancy decides to talk, the environmental community listens.

Supply Shock: Ecological Economics Comes of Age, Part 2

Early human societies, or tribes, involved kinship, a common language, a common faith, some property in common, equity among members (especially within gender), and an economy adapted to and dependent upon a particular ecosystem.

Supply Shock: Ecological Economics Comes of Age, Part 1

Of all the critiques of mainstream economics, Third World, feminist, Austrian, radical, Georgist, Marxist and others, the one our grandkids would have us heed most is the ecological critique.

Supply Shock: The Journey

Writing a book is like going on a journey. You explore the terrain, make discoveries, meet interesting people, and maybe learn new languages. The longer the book-writing, the longer the journey.