Remember when President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and “empathy” was transformed by some political commentators into a dirty word? This week on Sea Change Radio, we talk to two giants in their respective fields who think empathy is probably pretty important, especially when it comes to policy.
Like many people, my faith in capitalism was badly shaken by the crash of 2008 and its aftermath. I sat by, appalled as some capitalists denied climate change and used the economy as an excuse to continue their planet-destroying practices.
I rooted for regulation, until Obama, who once seemed to be the environmentalist’s last great hope, declared his second term energy policy would be “all of the above.”
As I watch the revealing impact of the storm in the US and the power of nature wreaking havoc on the financial heartland of the US I wonder if we are witnessing thepivotal moment in the US climate change debate?
While the EU charges ahead with carbon trading, stricter environmental laws and better enforcement, we here in America hang our heads in shame. Our Federal government is in environmental denial and the media cries Cassandra. Al Gore goes to a highly-publicized meeting with President Obama to lobby for climate change mitigation, while Obama has still not honored his promise to reinstall solar panels on the White House roof.
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) October 26, 2010 - The exhibit booths are being dismantled and put inside crates and boxes for shipment home. The Renewable Energy Markets 2010(REM 2010) conference has concluded, and our temporary space in the Exhibit Hall of the DoubleTree Hotel is being turned over to tables and booths associated with the American Numismatic Association. Tradable renewable energy certificates (RECs) give way to collectible coins.