“A version of this article appeared in Salon“
The most significant images from Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall on the Gulf Coast are the ones we are not seeing: no refugees huddled in the Superdome, no shots of block after block of New Orleans under water, no miles of overtopped and crumbling […]
“A version of this article appeared in Bloomberg”
The trillion-dollar spending package that the Senate has passed along to the House is being described as a once-in-a-generation fix for America’s deteriorating infrastructure. It should be viewed as only the first in a long series of such big investments, because […]
Millions of green jobs will be created under the Green New Deal. Image from Green for All.
Roger H. Bezdek
The Green New Deal (GND) refers to proposals designed to address climate change, economic inequality, and other issues. The name derives from the New Deal, and the concept of the GND combines […]
The collapse of the global capitalist economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has valuable lessons for us. Capitalism searches for places, people and resources that can be exploited to maximize profit and minimize costs. Capitalism has no moral guiding principles, it simply demands growth and profits, with […]
There are important policy discussions taking place right now involving climate change, public health, and a sustainable economy. Thanks to a grant from the Regenerative Food Network in our 25th Anniversary year, SolarFest is pleased to co-host our keynote address with the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College.
Dr. Roger H. Bezdek
In the USA and other nations there is intense interest in the Green New Deal (GND) and its jobs implications. However, there has not be a comprehensive analysis of the potential jobs impacts of the GND. This paper remedies this deficiency and provides estimates of the jobs likely to be […]
Antarctic sunset. NOAA photo.
By Roy Morrison
The fact that it was warmer in parts of the U.S. and Europe in February 2018 than at the North Pole should get more than our passing attention. It is time to pursue a global agenda for dramatic and healing change an emergency basis. It is […]
Rock Concert fire show (Les Panchyshyn, Wikimedia Commons)
By George Harvey
Freedom of speech?
Imagine being in at a really great indoor rock concert. You got a really good seat, about five rows back from the stage and right in the center of the theater. Exiting out will be a […]
While the new creation of the Vermont Climate Action Commission is an important step, it’s not charting new territory. There has been needed, growing momentum for this type of challenge-to-opportunity response. Here are a few specific opportunities for you to learn more about and get engaged in two of those important efforts, including: