Green Time

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Clean Tech: A Smart New Way to Hasten Energy Solutions - TIME

Clean Tech: A Smart New Way to Hasten Energy Solutions - TIME

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Good Advice.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.  ~Mother Teresa


Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.  ~Mother Teresa

She is warning about having too much passion in the beginning of a pursuit. Her passion for caring is no different than a writer, scientist or businessman needs to pursue their craft. We need to balance our passion and not be overly excited or impatient to succeed. There will inevitably be some long and difficult days to be faced and for those times we will need stamina to continue our efforts to pursue our passion.

Gladwell

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Al's Journal : Exxon Backs Away From Pledge (Al Gore)

In 2008, under pressure from shareholders including the descendants of Standard Oil Founder John D. Rockefeller, Exxon made the pledge to stop funding climate crisis deniers, writing:

“In 2008 we will discontinue contributions to several public policy research groups whose position on climate change could divert attention from the important discussion on how the world will secure the energy required for economic growth in an environmentally responsible manner.”

Now it seems they have backed away from that pledge. According to Mother Jones:

“Free-market, anti-climate change think-tanks such as the Atlas Economic Research Foundation in the US and the International Policy Network in the UK have received grants totaling hundreds of thousands of pounds from the multinational energy company ExxonMobil. Both organizations have funded international seminars pulling together climate change deniers from across the globe.”

Exxon needs to be honest with its shareholders and consumers. It's time for them to once again live up to the pledge they made in 2008.

G. K. Chesterton

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

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